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Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many breaches of Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programmes (ISSP) there were in each year since 2001; and how many resulted in (a) return to custody, (b) return to ISSP and (c) other outcomes; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 8 March 2007]: Data on the intensive supervision and surveillance programme (ISSP) are produced by the Youth Justice Board based on returns from ISSP teams. The Youth Justice Board only have breach data available from the financial year 2004-05. The information requested from this date is set out in the table.
These are not Home Office statistics and although care is taken in collating and analysing the returns used to compile the figures, the data are of necessity, subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system.
|Breaches of ISSP, 2004-05 to date|
|Custody||Return to ISSP||Other||Total|
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many intensive supervision and surveillance programmes (ISSP) were attached to court sentences for (a) community rehabilitation orders, (b) bail, (c) supervision orders, (d) community rehabilitation orders and supervision orders following bail ISSP and (e) detention and training orders in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. 
[holding answer 8 March 2007]: Data on the intensive supervision and surveillance programme (ISSP) is produced by the Youth Justice
Board based on returns from ISSP teams. The information requested is set out in the following table. These are not Home Office data and although care is taken in collating and analysing the returns used to compile the figures, the data are of necessity subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system.
|Financial year||Bail||SO||CRO||SO/CRO||DTO||Sec 90/91||Total|
SO/CRO and Sec 90/91 routes were added from 04-05 financial year
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 February 2007, Official Report, column 117W, on Lincoln prison, whether any written records are held by the Prison Service of instructions given (a) verbally and (b) in writing to the Director General of the Prison Service by Ministers in his Department in October 2002 on control of a riot at Lincoln prison; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There are no written records within the Home Office or the Prison Service of discussions between the then Home Secretary and the then Director General of the Prison Service about the disturbance at Lincoln prison on 23 October 2002.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what regulations apply to policing operations in non-military areas carried out by the Ministry of Defence Police and the Royal Military Police (a) in partnership with the civilian police and (b) with no involvement by the civilian police. 
The Ministry of Defence Police is a statutory civilian police force legislated for under the MDP Act 1987. Further policing powers are derived from the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2000. The service police are empowered under the Army Act 1955, the Air Force Act 1955 and the Naval Discipline Act 1957 respectively.
A protocol exists between the Ministry of Defence Police and Home Department police forces which outlines jurisdiction, mutual co-operation and joint working practices between respective organisations. That protocol is being extended to include the service police.
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 22 February 2007]: The projection has already been published (Home Office Statistical Bulletin 11/06 27 July 2006Prison Population Projections 2006-2013, England and Wales). The publication is too large to be included in the answer but a copy is already available in the Library of the House. It can also be located at the following web address:
45 per cent. of all prisoners had dependent children (including step-children) aged 17 under: 50 per cent. of women prisoners; 20 per cent. of young offenders (males between 18 and 20); and 48 per cent. of adult males.
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 8 February 2007]: A survey taken by the Department of Health for the quarter ending December 2006, showed that 38 prisoners recommended for transfer under the Mental Health Act 1983 were waiting over 12 weeks for a transfer to hospital.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the effect of increased expenditure on criminal justice on rates of recidivism; and if he will make a statement. 
There has been no Home Office research commissioned specifically to look directly at the effect of a higher expenditure on the CJS and reductions in recidivism. However, there is currently an extensive programme of research planned for the forthcoming year that will evaluate the impact of specific CJS/NOMS interventions on re-offending and what value for money they offer. The output from this research will help shape priorities across the CJS in
terms of where resources are likely to be most effectively targeted for protecting the public and reducing re-offending.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the future required population capacity of (a) secure childrens homes, (b) secure training centres and (c) young offender institutions; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: The Youth Justice Board currently purchases 3,547 places across the secure estate for children and young people. 235 of these are in secure childrens homes, 301 in secure training centres and 3,011 in young offender institutions.
The last two years have seen high population levels during parts of the year, particularly in the autumn. The Government and the Youth Justice Board are seeking to reduce demand for places by ensuring consistent application of the principle that custody for young people should be the last resort. However, the Youth Justice Boards short to medium-term plans assume that there may be some further population pressure in 2007-08.
In view of this likely demand, the Board is putting measures in place to increase the number of contingency places it can access. These will include places in young offender institutions and may also include extra places in secure childrens homes.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance the Probation Service gives to hostels for sex offenders on forging links with the local community; and if he will make a statement; 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There are no specialist hostels used exclusively for sex offenders. Approved premises (formerly known as probation and bail hostels) are used to accommodate and manage a wide range of offenders, some of whom will have committed sexual offences.
In June 2006, the Public Protection Unit issued guidance to probation areas on community liaison and engagement. The strategic and operational guidance was for senior and middle managers responsible for
approved premises, to help them with community engagement and working with partner agencies. The need for further guidance is being considered in the child sex offender review, which is due to report later in the spring.
Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders on licence were recalled to prison (a) after committing a further crime and (b) without committing a further crime in each of the last five years. 
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many custodial sentences in accordance with (a) section 226, (b) section 90/91 and (c) section 228 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 were issued to young offenders aged 18 or under in each year since 2003; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: Sections 226 and 228 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 came into force on 4 April 2005. A combined figure for persons aged under 18 sentenced under these provisions during 2005 was published in Sentencing Statistics 2005, England and Wales (Home Office Statistical Bulletin No 03/07) (Table 2.8 on page 42), a copy of which is in the Library.
Although care is taken in collating and analysing the returns used to compile the figures in this publication, the data are of necessity subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system. Consequently, although figures are shown to the last digit in order to provide a comprehensive record of the information collected, they are not necessarily accurate to the last digit shown.
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