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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Photographs: Crime (26 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The existing law offers protection to anyone subject to intrusive and harassing behaviour from those that seek to take images of them. Depending on the facts of the case, images taken with the intention of causing alarm or distress to the victim may amount to harassment. The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 already makes it an offence for someone to pursue a course of conduct which amounts...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Electronic Surveillance: Crime (26 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The Government continues to keep the law under review, working with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office. There are no current plans to introduce new legislation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Harassment (26 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The Protection from Harassment Act 1997 (the 1997 Act) already makes it an offence for someone to pursue a course of conduct which amounts to harassment of another and which they know, or ought to know, amounts to harassment of the other. Harassment is generally understood to involve improper, oppressive and unreasonable conduct that is targeted at an individual and calculated to alarm them...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Brexit (26 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The UK's departure from the European Union impacts upon a number of areas of departmental business, so it is not possible to provide an exact figure for the proportion of departmental expenditure relating to work on leaving the EU.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Reoffenders (26 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: Evidence shows that accommodation, family ties, and employment are key factors linked to re-offending. Our programmes of education and training that prepare prisoners for employment on release are available in all prisons, including those holding those convicted of more serious offences. There are also a range of accredited and unaccredited programmes delivered both in prison and in the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Employment Tribunals Service: Bedford (26 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The Bedford Tribunal building will cease holding hearings in September 2017. This has been necessary as the lease held by HM Courts & Tribunals Service could not be renewed. The Regional Employment Tribunal Judge wrote to tribunal users in March 2017 informing them of the change. Since HMCTS are compelled to exit the building by circumstances beyond their control, consultation was not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Drugs: Misuse (26 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: It has not been possible to answer this question in the time allowed. I will write to the honourable member in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offences Against Children: Compensation (26 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: Child sexual abuse is abhorrent, and victims can apply for taxpayer-funded compensation awards through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (the Scheme). The Scheme is made by the Secretary of State under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Act 1995 having been approved by each House of Parliament. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) administers the Scheme and decides...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (26 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The table below contains the requested information. Appeals in the First-tier Tribunal (Social Security and Child Support) in the North East , Jarrow1 and South Tyneside1 for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)2 and Personal Independence Payment (PIP)3 ESA - North East Year4 Receipts Clearances at Hearing Found in Favour of Appellant 2009/10 23655 3416 2010/11 32427 7163 ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Electronic Tagging (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: Electronic Monitoring is an important tool to improve supervision in the community and support offenders to change their lives; the restrictions and structure imposed can help to break habits and limit opportunities to offend, which can reinforce positive behaviour when used alongside other interventions or requirements. The Electronic Monitoring service has always been delivered using a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Construction (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: We are investing £1.3bn to build up to 10,000 new prison places with better education facilities and other rehabilitative services. The department is in the process of revising its financial plans to take account of changes to planned timescales due to the election, and also to ensure that the overall plans reflect the priorities of the new government. We will share updated financial...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Personal Injury: Compensation (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: A consultation stage impact assessment was published in November 2016 and is available at https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/reform ing-soft-tissue-injury-claims/. A validated impact assessment detailing the estimated savings to motor insurance premiums arising from the Government’s whiplash reforms, including the data sources and evidence used, will be published...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The named prisons became reform prisons in July 2016 and acted as trailblazers for greater autonomy. They were given considerable freedom to innovate, supported by greater authority over their finances, policies and processes. Building on the successful work of reform prisons, we have empowered governors across the estate by giving them the levers and controls they need to drive forward...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Security (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The information requested could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Drugs (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The illicit supply of drugs undermines the safety and security of prisons. We are taking urgent and decisive action tackle those behind this criminal enterprise. In the 12 months to June 2017, the prison with the largest weight of drugs found was HMP Altcourse with a drug weight of 17.1kg seized.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Probation (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: We have carried out a comprehensive review of the probation system to improve outcomes for offenders and communities while making sure public protection remains our top priority. As part of this work we have engaged with probation providers and staff, both in Community Rehabilitation Companies and the National Probation Service. On 19 July 2017 I laid a written statement which provided an...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Electronic Tagging (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The Electronic Monitoring Programme has an Authority Programme Board, chaired by the Senior Responsible Owner and reports regularly to HM Prison and Probation Service Agency’s Executive Committee and to the Department’s Investment Committee. The Senior Responsible Owner of the electronic monitoring programme has successfully completed the Major Projects Leadership Programme and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: National Probation Service for England and Wales: Resignations (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: We do not hold data on the number of staff who have left the National Probation Service due specifically to stress or ill health. Figures for the number of staff who left the National Probation Service through medical retirement or dismissal due to medical inefficiency are however available. Latest figures for these can be found in table 11a of the HMPPS annual workforce statistics bulletin...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Mobile Phones (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: The illicit use of mobile phones undermines the safety and security of prisons. We are taking urgent and decisive action as the number of mobile phones and SIM cards seized continues to be too high. Between July 2016 and June 2017, the prison with the most mobile phones found was HMP Altcourse with 583.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Resignations (25 Jul 2017)

David Lidington: We do not hold data on the number of prison officers who have left the prison service due specifically to stress or ill health. Figures for the number of prison officers who left the prison service through medical retirement or dismissal due to medical inefficiency are however available. Latest figures for these can be found in table 11b of the HMPPS annual workforce statistics bulletin 31...


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