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HM Court Service has directly operated services for staff at two locations, Barnsley and Nottingham
magistrates courts. There are no franchised catering outlets; all other catering provision is through primary catering service providers.
The Ministry of Justice has no franchised catering outlets, but has a number of contracted operations providing a variety of coffee bar, restaurant, hospitality and vending services at six of its headquarter buildings in London.
Similarly, National Offender Management Services (NOMS) has no franchised catering outlets. Contracted catering services are provided at 28 prisons and two headquarter buildings. Central records of directly operated catering outlets are not held. To obtain this information would be at a disproportionate cost as records at each establishment would need to be checked.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of contractors and suppliers to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have reported that they are compliant with the Governments security standards following publication of the report, Data Handling Procedures in Government, and the accompanying document, Cross-departmental Actions: Mandatory Minimum Action, on 25 June 2008. 
Cabinet Office were updated on 19 September about progress taking forward these recommendations and continuing work to review data security provisions within contracts and to seek the necessary assurances from contractors and suppliers.
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) carried out an analysis of their current non IT contracts following receipt of the data security directive. 519 contracts required inclusion of the additional clauses and letters were sent to all suppliers concerned requesting the integration of these new terms and conditions. To date, 66 contractors (13 per cent.) have responded and confirmed that the additional clauses have been integrated into their contracts. The work stream is being monitored on a monthly basis at senior management team level.
The Office for Criminal Justice Reform (OCJR) has asked their suppliers to adopt an approach consistent with Ministry of Justice data handling and security requirements and has amended its Security Aspects Letters (SAL), which sets out these security requirements. To date, three of their four key suppliers have formally adopted the new protocols.
Research unit has 10 contracts in place where suppliers have confirmed compliance with the new data security arrangements and two contracts have been awarded since June 2008 that already include the new security requirements.
Democracy, Constitution and Law have one contract in place that complies with departmental data handling and information security requirements.
Work is continuing with suppliers responsible for non IT contracts awarded by ex DCA Procurement, which includes contracts negotiated for Access to Justice, to put in place a standard contract amendment based on OGC terms. IT suppliers to MOJ (excluding NOMS) have been written to, reminding them of their obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and specifically
drawing their attention to the two issues that arose in the data handling review: one, the encryption of laptops, and two, restrictions on the use of removable media for transporting personal data. 31 suppliers were contacted and 59 per cent. of those suppliers have confirmed that they are compliant. This includes the two major IT providers.
MOJ standard terms and conditions of contract are currently being reviewed and amended to address the data security issues raised by the Hannigan Report. The revised terms will be introduced shortly across the MOJ. In the meantime, standard wording addressing the data security provisions has been issued for inclusion in new contracts awarded prior to the adoption of the new standard terms.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department received coaching in a foreign language in the last 12 months; what expenditure his Department incurred in providing such coaching; and in what languages such coaching was provided. 
Mr. Malik: The Ministry of Justice does not provide coaching in foreign languages centrally, and does not hold any records on this matter. To obtain the information requested would involve identifying and contacting sources of information in many different locations and would thus incur disproportionate cost.
Mr. Hurd: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of his Departments internal guidance for officials on the drafting of answers to parliamentary questions. 
Mr. Wills: Cabinet Office guidance for civil servants on drafting answers to parliamentary questions was updated on 25 November 2008. A copy of the guidance is in the Library of the House. It can also be found on the Cabinet Office website at:
The Ministry of Justices internal guidance for answering parliamentary questions was updated and issued on the Departments intranet on 10 December 2008. I will send the hon. Member a copy and also arrange for it to be placed in the Libraries of the House.
Offender managers (OMs) are responsible for supervising offenders subject to a drug rehabilitation requirement (DRR) of a community order. While there
are no nationally prescribed forms which they are required to complete, where orders include a DRR, OMs are required:
in accordance with national guidance and locally agreed protocols, to provide the contracted treatment provider, the prison Counselling, Advice, Referral, Assessment and Throughcare (CARATs) team, the local Criminal Justice Integrated Team (CJIT) and any other relevant authority, e.g. police with such information as is necessary to support the administration of justice, manage risk and ensure that the offender's needs are met; and
where the DRR is subject to periodic review by the court responsible for the order, to complete and submit to the court prior to each review a written report on the offender's progress under the requirement, as specified in legislation, Probation National Standards and related guidance.
keep an accurate and up to date record of the case, including a contact log, in their local case management system e.g. CRAMS, ICMS;
undertake an Offender Assessment System (OASys) assessment and conduct periodic OASys reviews to assess and manage risk of re-offending and harm and inform sentence planning and risk management;
complete, review and update a sentence plan, which specifies planned interventions and the order in which these will be undertaken, and risk management plan;
provide written information to the court, where an offender is deemed to be in breach of the order or the OM believes that, in view of circumstances which have arisen since it was made, the order should be revoked; and
where appropriate and in accordance with the case transfer instructions (Probation Circular 25/2007), provide specific information, including a full transfer review of OASys, to the receiving probation area to facilitate transfer of the case and apply to the court for amendment of the order.
Medical practitioners providing treatment to or directing the treatment of an individual on a DRR are not required to complete any nationally prescribed forms. However, legislation requires that they provide the supervising officer with their views as to the treatment and testing of the offender and the results of all drug tests for inclusion in the supervising officer's written report on the offender's progress submitted to the court prior to each review of the requirement. Information which probation areas require from treatment providers, including on the offender's attendance, participation and motivation, should be specified in locally agreed protocols.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) custodial sentences, (b) fines, (c) community sentences and (d) cautions there were in respect of (i) drug use and (ii) drug dealing in Essex in each of the last five years. 
|Number of persons fined, given custodial sentences and community sentences for drug offences( 1) in Essex police force area, 2003 - 07|
|Community sentence||Fine||Immediate custody||Suspended sentence||Cautioned( 2)|
|(1) Includes all classes of drugs|
(2) From 1 June 2000 the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 came into force nationally and removed the use of cautions for persons under 18 and replaced them with reprimands and final warnings These figures have been included in the totals These data are based on the principle offence basis
These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system
OMS Analytical Services. Ministry of Justice
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