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Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Sexual Offences (17 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: The Ministry of Justice publishes regular statistics on defendants proceeded against and offenders convicted for rape and sexual offences. More information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/criminal-justice-s tatistics We keep this under review.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Pay (17 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: Expenditure on Band 3 to 5 Prison Officer salaries by Financial Year in England and Wales(£million) 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016/171 2017/18 909 868 800 740 764 778 846 The figures include Pay; Allowances; Overtime (Payment Plus) and Employer's National Insurance and Employer's Pension...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Holiday Leave (16 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: The requested information is not recorded centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers: Heatstroke (16 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: HM Prison & Probation Service (HMPPS) does not record sunstroke as a reason for sickness absence and therefore the data requested is not available. HMPPS is committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of its staff, with all staff having access to a comprehensive occupational health service and employee assistance programme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison and Probation Service: Recruitment (16 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: The standard pre-appointment checks which are carried out on all applicants who have applied to commence employment with Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) include: Confirming an applicant’s identity Verification of current address and address history Confirming an applicant’s nationality and entitlement to work in the United Kingdom A criminal conviction...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Construction (16 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: On 26 June 2018 it was announced that it is the department’s intention to use public capital to build a new prison at the former HMP Wellingborough and launch a competition to appoint a framework of prison operators, from which we will select the operator for the new prison at Wellingborough and potentially further prisons following expiry of current private sector contracts. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisoners: Basic Skills (16 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: We have already taken significant steps to improve literacy and numeracy skills for male and female prisoners across the adult prison estate in England. Since 2014, it has been mandatory to test every prisoner’s maths and English skills on entry into prison and from August 2017, these assessments were extended to include prisoners transferring between prisons and on release. We are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Birmingham Prison (15 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) has (since 20 August) exercised its right under the contract to step in and take over the running of HMP Birmingham for an initial period of six months. This ‘step in’ action means that we can provide additional resources and support to the prison in order to directly address the areas of failure identified, and can subsequently recover the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Brexit (15 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: HM Treasury has allocated over £2 billion of additional funding to departments and the Devolved Administrations for EU exit preparations so far. This breaks down as: £412m of additional funding over the spending review period for the Department for Exiting the European Union, Department for International Trade and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at Autumn Statement 2016. ...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offences against Children: Sentencing (15 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: The number of offenders sentenced to immediate custody for child sexual abuse offences at Crown Court in 2017 can be found in Table 1. This information is broken down by sentences of up to and including one year, over one year up to and including five years, over five years and up to and including ten years, over ten years and less than life and life sentence. Information on plea entered is...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Temperature (15 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: We take the welfare of prison staff and prisoners seriously and are committed to providing safe and decent conditions. We do not routinely collect maximum or minimum temperatures across the prison estate. However, where complaints are raised, the local facilities management provider will measure the specific temperature and discuss any appropriate resolution with the Prison Governor to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prisons: Drinking Water (15 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: This information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: National Probation Service for England and Wales (15 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: As at 30 June 2018 there are 465 National Probation Service Probation Officers located at specific prisons, 94 at young offenders institutions. This includes both Probation Officers and Senior Probation Officers. Community Rehabilitation Companies (CRCs) also have staff located in prisons but, as CRC contracts do not specify that CRCs must maintain staffing numbers at a prescribed level, we...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Bail (15 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: The number of defendants granted bail in the period from 2013 to 2017, at both the magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court, for the offences of murder, manslaughter, robbery, rape, fraud and violence against the person, can be found in the attached table. Absconding has been interpreted as those defendants failing to appear (FTA), as this is the best estimate we can provide from the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Homicide: Sentencing (15 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: The average number of years served by those serving a mandatory life sentence (the sentence given to all those convicted of murder) is published in table A3.3 of the OMSQ Annual Releases publication: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/729259/releases-annual-2017.ods 2018 figures will be published at the end of April 2019. These figures have been...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison Officers (15 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: Prison population statistics and workforce statistics are regularly published. These can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/prison-population-f igures-2018 HM Prison and Probation workforce statistics (which contains staffing figures in public sector prisons but not in privately managed prisons) are published quarterly. The latest publication can be found at:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Ministry of Justice: Staff (15 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: The information you have requested is published on the monthly cabinet office data for MoJ website which shows the number of payroll staff and agency/contractors in the department each month going back to 2011. Please see the link to this below https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/workforce-managem ent-information-moj

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Wymott Prison: Crimes of Violence (11 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: While I cannot comment on individual cases, I would like to reassure The hon. Member for West Lancashire, Rosie Cooper MP, and the prison officer involved that assaults on our hard-working staff will never be tolerated. Prisoners can expect to face sanctions and, for serious assaults, be investigated by the police. The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Prison and Probation Service: Contracts (11 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: The Approvals and Compliance Team work for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and are directly employed staff. The team review the suitability of applicants where judgement is required as a result of the pre-appointment security vetting checks undertaken. The team comprises of a group of experienced Governors and staff from across HMPPS who are able to assess and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Bail (11 Oct 2018)

Rory Stewart: The numbers of defendants who were granted bail at the Crown Court from January to March 2018 for these offences and the numbers of those who failed to appear in court are set out in tables 1 and 2. For those granted bail at magistrates’ courts in the first three months of 2018, there was one recorded FTA. The data record failing to appear (FTA) as a general category. We do not...


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