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Payments were made in two of these cases which were both the subjects of confidentiality agreements. To identify amounts paid, or which cases were involved would breach that agreement, and may enable individuals to be identified.
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Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the UK will implement Article 4 of the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (2004/48/EC); and what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Civil Justice Council that it should be implemented. 
Bridget Prentice: Article 4 of the Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement Directive (2004/48/EC) sets out who has an entitlement to make an application for the provisions available under the Directive. Subsections (a) and (b), which recognise the entitlement of holders of intellectual property rights and those authorised to use those rights, have already been implemented. Subsections (c) and (d) require member states to introduce representative actions if they are recognised by the applicable law. UK domestic law does not permit representative actions and so these articles do not apply in cases where the applicable law is that of the UK.
The Civil Justice Council published their final recommendations to improve access to justice for consumers and small businesses in collective claims on 12 December, although it does not make a specific recommendation on article 4. This report is being considered across Government and we will publish a formal response as soon as possible.
Mr. Malik: There is no prison service template for recording staff training. It is for individual prison establishments and headquarters groups to maintain training records in the most effective way for them.
Mr. Allen: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will issue guidance to the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) to prevent religious groups and individuals working or volunteering in NOMS from promoting their religions. 
Mr. Malik: Religious groups and individuals working or volunteering in NOMS are required to comply with NOMS Diversity policies. Chaplains and Chaplaincy volunteers, in providing religious teaching and support, are not permitted to proselytize in their work with offenders.
Staff employed by NOMS must not discriminate unlawfully against individuals or groups of individuals because of their religion. They must not harass others through behaviour, language and other unnecessary and uninvited actions. Nor must staff have private interests that interfere or could interfere with the proper discharge of their duties.
Mr. Wilshire: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which (a) publicly funded and (b) privately run women's prisons provide specialist help for inmates who have self-harmed; and in each case whether such help in each prison is made available on a permanent or temporary basis; 
Mr. Hanson: NOMS is committed to reducing the number of self harm incidents in prison custody. Whilst most self harm is not directly life threatening it can be extremely distressing for those who have to deal with it.
A prisoner focussed care planning system, (ACCT), for those identified at risk has helped prisons manage self harm. The Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork, (ACCT), aims to improve the quality of care by introducing flexible care-planning that is individually based, supported by improved staff training in assessing and understanding at risk prisoners.
CARE Programme, (Choices, Actions, Relationships and Emotions) has been developed specifically for women convicted of violent and/or substance-related offences. The programme addresses a number of personal and circumstantial difficulties known to be linked to self harm, substance misuse, mental ill-health, violence and reoffending. The programme was piloted in two public sector prisons and an accreditation submission will be made to Correctional Services Accreditation Panel, (CSAP), in summer 2009.
The Carousel programme was designed to meet the needs of women displaying repetitive self harming behaviour, many of whom are also disruptive or violent. It consists of a rolling group support programme combined with individual counselling, physical exercise and relaxation, educational activity, art therapy and music lessons. The development of alternative coping skills is a key element running through the programme. The programme, funded by the primary care trust, is run at Eastwood Park,
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is a programme developed specifically for women with borderline personality disorder and who have shown a high risk of self harm or are high risk offenders. An adapted version of DBT is being run at Holloway as part of the Holloway Skills Training (HoST) programme, and at Low Newton as
part of the Dangerous Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) Primrose programme. Both prisons are public sector establishments.
A new pilot has been launched at HMP Bronzefield, to help to tackle self-harm among its population. The Self-Harm Reduction programme, (SHaRP), aims to aid the women in developing coping strategies, problem-solving techniques, communication and goal-setting skills to help to control their self-harming behaviour. The programme takes place over 14 group sessions during a period of three weeks; and there are also opportunities for one-to-one sessions twice weekly by appointment. Once the initial three-week programme is completed, there is a six week gap before the women are assessed again by SHaRP staff. The SHaRP programme started in April 2008 for an initial 12 month period, with a view to extend. However it will be fully evaluated at the end of this initial period. In addition the three day SAFE programme, (whose goal is to reduce self harm), has also been running at Bronzefield since 2004 and is currently being evaluated by a forensic psychologist from NOMS.
The following table details the current prisons which hold females, by funding sector; their populations ((a)) and their recorded numbers of self-harming individuals, for the period in question (December 2007 to November 2008).
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|(1) These figures are mid-year snapshot averages.|
(2) Although a split-site mixed Local, HMP Peterborough submits a single population figure for both male and female sites (994 in June).
Mr. Dismore: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority applications by those injured in the 7 July 2005 bombings (a) remain unfinalised, (b) have resulted in interim payments and (c) have not resulted in payments; and how many of those applicants received a payment in excess of £500,000. 
(a) Of the 645 applications received, 47 applications remain unfinalised, although final offers have been made in 14 of those cases.
(b) Of the 33 applications yet to receive a final offer, 20 have received an interim payment.
(c) 13 applicants have not yet received any interim payment either because questions remain about eligibility or contact has been lost with the applicant.
Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure that information held by the security services, police counter-terrorism specialists and the Counter Terrorism Network is shared more effectively with local councils and Basic Command Unit commanders in response to the recommendation at paragraph 20 of the Audit Commissions November 2008 report Preventing Violent Extremism: Learning and Development Exercise; 
(2) what steps he plans to take to ensure that police services provide targeted assistance to people who are at risk of falling under the influence of extremism, as referred to in paragraph 36 of the Audit Commissions November 2008 report Preventing Violent Extremism: Learning and Development Exercise; 
(3) what plans (a) his Department and (b) his Departments Research Information and Communications Unit have to respond to the recommendation on page 13 of the Audit Commissions November 2008 report Preventing Violent Extremism: Learning and Development Exercise on using the experience of small partnerships; 
(4) what steps he plans to take to ensure that partnerships (a) regularly reassess their readiness to cope with a counter-terrorism operation in their area and (b) ensure that learning from experiences elsewhere is incorporated in their consequence management arrangement, as recommended on page 28 of the Audit Commissions November 2008 report Preventing Violent Extremism: Learning and Development Exercise; 
(5) what response he plans to make to the Audit Commissions recommendation that the Security Service, the Association of Chief Police Officers and regional government offices develop an agreed structure for information sharing at an appropriate level between the police, councils and other partners, referred to on page 22 of the Audit Commissions November 2008 report Preventing Violent Extremism: Learning and Development Exercise; 
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