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This table can be found in the publication Offender Management Caseload Statistics 2006, a copy of which can be found in the House of Commons Library.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Offences Against Children: Victim Support Schemes

Mrs. James: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to ensure that victims of paedophiles have access to ongoing victim support services; and if he will make a statement. [208566]

Maria Eagle: As part of its £37 million annual grant from the Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Victim Support provides emotional and practical support for over 1.4 million victims of crime a year, including support for child victims of sexual offences aged 13 and over. For child victims aged 12 and under, Victim Support refers them to specialist support organisations. Clinically-accredited counselling can be commissioned by Victim Support as part of the support service it provides to child victims.

Over the last four years, specialist support organisations for victims of crime have been granted a total of £6.5 million from the Victims Fund. The primary focus of the fund has been on support services for victims of sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse.

In addition, the Cross Government Action Plan on Sexual Violence and Abuse included increasing access to support and health services as one of its key objectives and specifically committed to increasing access to services for victims of childhood sexual abuse.

Prisoners: Education

Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisons in the high security estate provide support for prisoners who have been assessed as requiring help with managing personal finances. [208043]

Maria Eagle: There is currently no formal provision in high security prisons to assist prisoners in the management of personal finance.

Prisoners: Rehabilitation

Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of prisoners in the high security estate with employment, training or education needs have an appropriate intervention planned for them; and what plans he has to increase this figure. [208042]

Maria Eagle: There are about 6,000 prisoners in the high security estate. The needs of every prisoner placed in the high security estate are assessed and matched with appropriate courses. The high security estate has about 90 employment interventions and 220 training and/or education interventions. The information requested is not recorded and would require examining the records of 6,000 prisoners and collating the information and would involve disproportionate costs. However, the aim is to ensure prisoners always receive appropriate interventions.


Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the attendance rate has been of offender managers at sentence planning meetings in each of the eight high security estate prisons over the last 12 months for which figures are available. [207969]

Maria Eagle: No central information is available about offender manager (OM) attendance at sentence planning meetings. Local monitoring by the eight individual high security establishments indicates that between November 2007 and April 2008 attendance and participation has varied between nearly 30 per cent. and 90 per cent.

The offender manager does not always have to attend in person at each sentence planning event. Some key sentence planning meetings require the management of the OM, others can be guided by the OM but managed on the day by the prison offender supervisor.

Prisons: Drugs

Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish the (a) evidence received by and (b) findings and recommendations of the Blakey review of the effectiveness of measures to disrupt the supply of illicit drugs into prison. [208422]

Mr. Hanson: David Blakey has submitted his report and the director general of the National Offender Management Service is considering its conclusions and recommendations. An announcement on publication will be made shortly.

Terrorism: Prosecutions

Susan Kramer: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of entries made without warrant under anti-terrorism laws have resulted in a prosecution in each year since 2000. [200426]

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Mr. Straw: The Home Office, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General's Office are currently working with the National Co-ordinator for Terrorist Investigations to improve the quality of data relating to those arrested, charged and convicted under terrorist legislation and under other legislation but following a terrorist investigation. As soon as this is complete a statistical bulletin to cover information on arrests and convictions will be published. Statistics on entries made without warrant under anti-terrorism laws are not currently held centrally, however, they are being considered for incorporation into the future publication.

Tribunals Service: Internet

Mr. Dunne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to enable the public to access judgements of the Tribunals Service on-line. [208546]

Bridget Prentice: The Tribunals Service encourages the on-line publication of tribunal decisions where it is considered appropriate to do so. 15 Tribunals already publish some decisions on-line. It is likely that the remaining tribunals will follow suit in due course. There will, however, remain a small number of tribunals that cannot publish decisions on-line for legal or sensitive reasons. These include: Gender Recognition Panel (GRP); General Commissioners of Income Tax (GCIT); Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT); and Social Security and Child Support Appeals (SSCSA).

Young Offenders: Reoffenders

Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reoffending rate was for young offenders who had served a community sentence in the latest period for which figures are available. [208559]

Mr. Hanson: The following table shows the one-year proven re-offending rates for young offenders commencing a community sentence in the first quarter of 2005. Young offenders have been defined as juveniles (aged 10 to 17) and young adults (aged 18 to 20). Comparisons should not be made between the re-offending rates for 10 to 17 and 18 to 20-year-olds because of the different way re-offending rates are calculated for these age groups. A re-offence committed by a 10 to 17-year-old is included if it is proven by either a pre-court disposal or a conviction at court, whereas a re-offence committed by an 18 to 20-year-old is only included if it is proven by a conviction at court.

Age Frequency rate (per 100 offenders) Severity rate (per 100 offenders) Actual (yes/no) re-offending rate (percentage)

10 to 17




18 to 20




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Leader of the House

Members: Disclosure of Information

Dr. Julian Lewis: To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to her statement of 22 May 2008, Official Report, column 399, on publication of hon. Members' addresses, what assessment she has made of the effect on the (a) personal safety and (b) ability to speak on controversial issues of hon. and right hon. Members if their home addresses are published and accessible; whether she has (i) sought and (ii) received security advice on the implications of such publication for the safety of right hon. and hon. Members, their families and neighbours; and if she will make a statement. [209161]

Ms Harman: As I explained to the House during business questions on 5 June 2008, Official Report, column 925:

The Members Estimate Committee has taken advice from a number of sources, including on security matters. It is not the practice to disclose the source or nature of such advice. However, it needs to be borne in mind that, in the case of the fourteen Members and ex-Members for whom detailed information about allowances claims was recently released, the relevant Information Tribunal and High Court decisions allowed the redaction of home addresses where a Member had a special security reason for keeping the address of his or her home confidential.


Intercity Express Programme

Stephen Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new carriages there will be under the Intercity Express Programme; whether bids have been received in accordance with the original bid date; and how many companies and consortia have tendered. [208286]

Mr. Tom Harris: The current proposition is for approximately 1,000 new vehicles, with options to extend this deployment to over 1,500 vehicles. The final number will depend on the cost and value for money of the proposals from the two consortia bidders when these are submitted on 30 June.

Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

Damian Green: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which 12 motorway sites identified as a high priority for resurfacing were resurfaced between 2004
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and 2008; which four sites are planned to be resurfaced before the end of 2010-11; and which 10 sites are due to be resurfaced after 2010-11. [209082]

Mr. Tom Harris: The sites identified as high priority for resurfacing or due for resurfacing are:

(a) 2004-08
Site Reference Road Section


M1 Junctions 5-8


M6 Junction 12 - Penkridge


M60 Junctions 1-2


A27 Chichester to Havant


A34 Peartree - Weston


A47 East Dereham: (Seaming Fen - East Dereham)


A1 Balderton - Coddington


A1 North Muskham - Carlton on Trent


M5 Junctions 26-27 Contract 3


M42 Junctions 9 10


M69 Junction 2 - M1 Contract 1


M62 Junctions 37-38

(b) 2008-09-2010-11
Site Reference Road Section


M27 Junctions 5-7




A12 Ingateston - Margaretting


A12 Hatfield Peverel - Witham

(c) After 2010-11
Site Reference Road Section


M1 -A1 Link


M20 Junction 1 / M25 J3


M20 Junctions 8-9


M25 Junctions 9- 10


A5 Milton Keynes (A422-A508)




A14 Claydon - B1067 underbridge


A30 Honiton to Exeter


A50: Doveridge Bypass


A419/A417 Cirencester and Latton Bypasses

Railway Stations

John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many stations on the national rail network are unstaffed (a) after 18.00 hours, (b) at the weekend and (c) outside morning and evening peak periods. [208282]

Mr. Tom Harris: The Department does not hold this information. Staffing levels at railway stations is a matter either for Network Rail at its managed stations or for the relevant train operating company at the franchised stations.

Railway Stations: Crimes of Violence

John McDonnell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many prosecutions were brought following assaults on railway station staff in (a) 2004, (b) 2005, (c) 2006, (d) 2007 and (e) 2008. [208281]

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Mr. Tom Harris: This information is not held by the Department for Transport but by the British Transport Police who can be contacted at: British Transport Police, 25 Camden Road, London NW1 9LN, e-mail:

Railway Stations: Leeds

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans her Department has to re-open urban rail stations in the Leeds metropolitan district area; and if she will make a statement. [209202]

Mr. Tom Harris: The Department for Transport has no plans to re-open stations in the Leeds metropolitan district area. The Passenger Transport Executive (Metro) may sponsor station re-openings, and they are currently investigating proposals to open new stations at Kirkstall Forge and Apperley Bridge

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