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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation (12 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: I am clear that public, private and voluntary sector providers all have an important role to play in probation. In developing arrangements for the future of probation after current contracts for Community Rehabilitation Companies expire, we are reflecting carefully on the balance of public, private and voluntary sector in delivering probation services. This includes ensuring we harness the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Domestic Abuse (12 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: Holding answer received on 12 April 2019 The Ministry of Justice does not hold data relating to whether individual cases were taken out on a vexatious basis, as there is no statutory definition for this. In addition, data relating to domestic abuse cases handled by the family courts does not identify whether the applicant has previously been a perpetrator of domestic abuse. ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Family Courts (12 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service is responsible for the administration of the family courts in England and Wales only. The structure of the family court was changed by the creation of the Single Family Court in April 2014 which led to the creation of Designated Family Courts New family courts, East London and West London Family Courts were established as part of these reforms and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (12 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: Holding answer received on 12 April 2019 The total compensation awarded under the criminal injuries compensation schemes, including the victims of overseas terrorism compensation scheme, in each financial year is available in the CICA Annual Report these are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications?departments%5B%5D =criminal-injuries-compensation-authority

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (12 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: Holding answer received on 12 April 2019 The number of people who received payments under the criminal injuries compensation schemes in each financial year from 2010/11 is detailed in the table below. Financial Year Number of people who received payments 2010/11 39,706 2011/12 32,869 2012/13 29,245 2013/14 18,984 2014/15 15,681 2015/16 13,245 2016/17...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Legal Aid Scheme: Refugees (12 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: We have committed to lay legislation to bring non-asylum immigration matters into the scope of legal aid for separated migrant children. Legal aid for family reunion may be available under the Exceptional Case Funding (ECF) scheme, where there is a breach or risk of breach of ECHR rights, and subject to means and merits tests. We recently committed to work with the Legal Aid Agency, legal...

Sittings in Westminster Hall: Police Complaints and Accountability (11 Apr 2019)

Nick Hurd: ...through contract management assurance activity and governance. I am aware that the hon. Gentleman met the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, my hon. Friend Member for Penrith and The Border (Rory Stewart) in December last year to discuss his concerns about the case. He will be aware that the Minister remains of the view that there was no evidence of systematic failings that would...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Community Rehabilitation Companies (11 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: I have been clear that probation services need to improve. We have taken decisive action by ending current Community Rehabilitation Company contracts early, investing in improvements to Through the Gate services and conducting a consultation on future arrangements. We continue to hold Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) to their contractual obligations using a variety of levers. These...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation: Public Sector (11 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: We are currently considering the options for the future of probation services to ensure we achieve the right balance between public, private and voluntary providers. This includes assessing the costs of service delivery, in addition to other factors which play a part in the decision. We will set out more detailed plans shortly, but it is important that we take the time to get this decision right.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (11 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: The HM Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP) report into South Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) awarded the service a rating of ‘requires improvement’. The Ministry of Justice recognises the importance of the findings of HMIP in relation to CRCs and will work with the provider to ensure that an appropriate plan is in place to address the identified areas for improvement. We...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Burglary: Sentencing (11 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: 4,239 people - both adults and youths - who had no previous convictions for burglary offences were convicted of a burglary offence in year ending September 2018, of which 2,306 (54%) received a custodial sentence. A custodial sentence includes both immediate custody and suspended sentence orders. Sentencing in individual cases is a matter for our independent courts, taking into account the...

Parental Rights (Rapists) and Family Courts: Continuous At-Sea Deterrent (10 Apr 2019)

...Chloe Smith Henry Smith Julian Smith Nick Smith Royston Smith Gareth Snell Nicholas Soames Alex Sobel Anna Soubry John Spellar Caroline Spelman Mark Spencer Andrew Stephenson John Stevenson Iain Stewart Rory Stewart Mel Stride Rishi Sunak Desmond Swayne Hugo Swire Mark Tami Ross Thomson Maggie Throup Stephen Timms Kelly Tolhurst Michael Tomlinson Craig Tracey Anne-Marie Trevelyan Thomas...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders: Community Orders (10 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: We do not hold reoffending rates based on whether offenders are the subject of a community order but instead hold data based on those who have started a community order in a given period. As such, we cannot tell whether an offender is still subject to a community order at the time of their reoffence. Please see the available data in the table provided. There is persuasive evidence showing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offenders: Electronic Tagging (10 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: On 16 February the Secretary of State for Justice announced the national roll out of new GPS tags providing 24/7 location monitoring of offenders and subjects on Court bail. The process evaluation of the Ministry of Justice GPS pilot was published at the same time. It can be accessed online, at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/process-evaluatio...

Exiting the European Union (Sanctions): Section 1 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 (9 Apr 2019)

...Heaton-Jones Mark Hendrick Drew Hendry Sylvia Hermon Mike Hill Meg Hillier Damian Hinds Simon Hoare Wera Hobhouse Margaret Hodge Sharon Hodgson Kate Hollern George Hollingbery Kevin Hollinrake Stewart Hosie George Howarth Nigel Huddleston Jeremy Hunt Rupa Huq Nick Hurd Imran Hussain Margot James Christine Jardine Dan Jarvis Sajid Javid Robert Jenrick Diana R. Johnson Jo Johnson Andrew...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Alternatives to Prosecution: Shoplifting (8 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: We recognise that shoplifting is not a victimless crime. It causes cost and disruption to businesses, as well as damage to communities and consumers. We encourage all victims, including shop workers, to report these crimes to the police so that they can be recorded and dealt with accordingly. A report by the Centre for Social Justice issued last year concluded that people addicted to heroin...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Alternatives to Prosecution (8 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: Out of Court Disposals (OOCDs) allow police to deal quickly and proportionately with low-level offending without recourse to the courts. We are committed to ensuring the most vulnerable offenders can access community-based support, and recognise the benefits of early intervention. So, where an OOCD is appropriate, we encourage the use of disposals which have a condition attached (be that...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Crimes of Violence: Shops (8 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: Everyone has the right to feel safe at work and assaults on shop-workers are unacceptable. There are a range of offences someone can be convicted of if they assault a shop-worker. Maximum penalties for offences are set by Parliament and include five years’ custody for assault occasioning actual bodily harm and life imprisonment for the most serious cases of causing grievous bodily harm....

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders: Community Orders (8 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: There are no current plans to commence Section 151 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003, which allows courts, in certain circumstances, to use community orders for repeat offenders who might otherwise expect to receive fines. Section 143(2) of that Act requires courts to treat previous convictions as an aggravating factor when sentencing. For shop theft offences, the Sentencing Council’s...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation: Standards (8 Apr 2019)

Rory Stewart: The HM Inspectorate of Probation (HMIP) report into Cheshire and Greater Manchester Community Rehabilitation Company (CRC) awarded the service a rating of ‘requires improvement’. The Ministry of Justice takes the findings of HMIP in relation to CRCs very seriously and will work with the provider to ensure that an appropriate plan is in place to address the identified areas for...


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