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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Accommodation (15 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We are committed to building as many prison places as we need. Over the next ten years, additional capacity will come in to use through new build prison accommodation, existing accommodation returning to use following the completion of essential maintenance or places coming into use following a change in function. We are investing £3.8 billion to deliver 20,000 additional, modern prison...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners on Remand (15 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The information that has been requested is set out in the attached tables. table (xlsx, 18.4KB)

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Food (15 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: All prisoners are offered three meals per day and are required to collect them from serveries unless unable to for health reasons, or where intelligence suggests their safety is at risk. In such instances, other provisions are put in place.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Treatment of, and Outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review (15 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The Government published its response to the Lammy Review in 2017. Of the 35 recommendations in the Lammy Review, 33 recommendations were accepted; the two that were not taken forward by Government were related to the independent judiciary (Recommendations 14, 16). Actions have been taken against each of the accepted 33 recommendations. Few actions remain incomplete, with those left centred...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Disciplinary Proceedings (14 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: HM Prison & Probation Service is proactive in detecting, investigating and taking disciplinary action against the small number of prison staff who break the rules, and involve the police where appropriate. We are also spending £100m on tightening up prison security, including through X-Ray body scanners and drug dogs to stop contraband getting into our prisons Prison officers who are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Accommodation (14 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: At this stage of the planning process, we cannot yet provide a full breakdown of the places being created at each of the 16 sites, as planning permission applications are either ongoing or have yet to be commenced.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Computers (14 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Security controls on internet access mechanisms and other routes restrict the ability for devices across the prison estate to access such material. All IT and IT media that prisoners have access to is also checked regularly for illicit material, including pornography. Where problems are identified, they are quickly investigated and additional controls put in-place. This information is not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rape: Victims (14 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The court experience can be a particularly distressing part of the process for victims, especially when they are giving evidence and undergoing cross-examination. There are already measures in place to limit what can be asked of victims, including Section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 prohibits the defence from adducing any evidence (or asking any questions) relating...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rape: Victims (14 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The Office for National Statistics publishes statistics on prevalence of rape and reporting in the Crime Survey of England and Wales, accessible here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/crimeand justice/articles/natureofsexualassaultbyrapeorpenetrationeng landandwales/yearendingmarch2020. This publication includes statistics on the prevalence of rape experienced by victims...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Rape: Victims (14 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Victims of rape do not have to apply for anonymity as it is an automatic lifetime protection from the point of report. Therefore, there is no requirement for the court to uphold their anonymity, and breach of this right is a criminal offence. Victims of rape are eligible for enhanced support under the Victims’ Code. Such support includes being offered a referral to a specialist support...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Menopause (10 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: 1. PQ 135588 The HMPPS annual fitness test policy allows for an alternative fitness test for prison officers with an underlying medical condition, injury or suffering from any specific side effects relating to the menopause. HMPPS published a new Fitness Test policy and toolkit in November 2021 which outlines the support for employees to pass the test through the line manager, fitness testing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Location (10 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: PQ129199 was answered using the following methodology. Information on a prisoner’s residence is provided by prisoners on reception into prison and recorded on a central IT system. If no reception address was given, a prisoner's home, discharge or next of kin address was used. If none of these were available, committal court address was used as a proxy to determine the area in which a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Older People (10 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Our latest prison population projections can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-population-p rojections-2021-to-2026. Table 4.1 provides population projections broken down by age up until 2025. We do not have population projections broken down by age up to 2030.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Accommodation (9 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We are investing £3.8bn over the next three years to deliver 20,000 additional prison place by the mid 2020s. We are on track to deliver these places which include the refurbishments HMP Liverpool and HMP Birmingham and the new houseblock at HMP Norwich.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Accommodation: Construction (9 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: We are investing £3.8bn over the next three years to deliver 20,000 additional prison place by the mid 2020s. We are on track to deliver these places which include the new houseblocks at HMPS Bullingdon, Channings Wood, Elmley, Highpoint, Hindley, Wayland, Guys Marsh and Stocken.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Labour Turnover (9 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: HMPPS has created a retention strategy for all staff within the organisation, with a clear focus on Prison Officers. The strategy allows the organisation to review the reasons Prison Officers are choosing to leave and shows us clear areas to improve the employee experience, employee lifecycle and staff engagement at work. This strategy also allows us to look at leaver trends, undertake...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners (9 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Our strategy for managing Covid-19 in prisons continues to be guided by our National Framework, which sets out the basis for decisions on the necessary level of Covid controls over time. We have continued to adjust Covid controls in prisons as the risk has changed during the pandemic and will transition prisons off the National Framework when it becomes safe to do so. As restrictions are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Treatment of, and Outcomes for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Individuals in the Criminal Justice System Independent Review (9 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: The Government published its response to the Lammy Review in 2017. Of the 35 recommendations in the Lammy Review, 33 recommendations were accepted; the two that were not taken forward by Government were related to the independent judiciary (Recommendations 14,16). Actions have been taken against each of the accepted 33 recommendations. Few actions remain incomplete, with those left centred...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Sexual Offences (9 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: As of 31 December 2021 (latest available data), the number of prisoners in category D prisons convicted of rape and other sexual offences were 403 and 303 respectively[1]. A life or other indeterminate sentence prisoner is generally moved to open conditions only in response to a recommendation from the independent Parole Board, which conducts a full and thorough risk assessment. Following a...

Written Answers — Home Office: Chevening Scholarships Programme (8 Mar 2022)

Victoria Atkins: Chevening Scholars should continue to liaise with their Chevening contact who can provide more detailed advice. In addition, they can contact the Home Office at Public.Enquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk


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