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Supreme Court: Costs

Mr. Ancram: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the Supreme Court building; [276262]

(2) what the original estimate of the cost of the Supreme Court building was. [276493]

Mr. Straw: As announced in June 2007 the original estimated set-up costs were £56.9 million, made up of £36.7 million for capital construction, which will be met
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over a 30-year period through rental payments of £2.1 million per annum, increasing at a rate of 2.5 per cent. per annum; plus £20.2 million of other set-up costs (also announced in June 2007 and including provision of library and visitor facilities).

The current estimated set-up costs are £58.9 million; £56.9 million as described above, plus an additional £2 million of repairs to Middlesex Guildhall (as announced in July 2008). We also expect a separate cost for new security measures to bring the building into line with other high profile central Government and court buildings in central London (as announced in July 2008). I will give the House a final update on costs at the end of the programme.

Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007

Andrew Stunell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to monitor the effect of implementation of section 93 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 on the number and proportion of negotiated settlements between creditors and debtors. [276738]

Bridget Prentice: Last year my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor asked for a reassessment to ensure the enforcement provisions in the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 remain appropriate. The Government announced, on 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 46WS, that it will not implement Part 4 of the Act which contains section 93.

Young Offenders

Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many under 18-year-olds have been prosecuted for (a) sexual offences and (b) robbery in each year since 1997. [276229]

Mr. Straw: The number of persons aged 10 to 17 years proceeded against at magistrates courts for sexual offences and robbery in England and Wales from 1997 to 2007 (latest available) is given in the following table.

The figures given relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offence for which they were dealt with. For example, when a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences, the offence selected is the one for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.

Court proceedings data for 2008 will be available in the autumn of 2009.

Number of persons aged 10 to 17 proceeded against at magistrates courts for sexual offences and robbery, England and Wales, 1997 to 2007( 1, 2)
Offence group 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Sexual offences

777

893

916

941

1,120

1,208

1,073

1,237

1,146

987

1,009

Robbery

4,672

4,388

4,107

5,357

6,688

6,618

5,546

5,666

5,809

6,418

6,808

(1) These data are on a principal offence basis.
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Source:
Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Evidence and Analysis Unit.

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Youth Custody

Ms Keeble: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many beds in each unit in each secure (a) children’s home and (b) training centre were block-contracted by the Youth Justice Board in each year since 2002; [276468]

(2) how many secure placements in secure (a) children’s homes and (b) training centres were purchased by the Youth Justice Board by (i) block contract and (ii) spot purchase in each year since 2002. [276469]


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Mr. Hanson: The data requested about block-purchase of places in secure children’s homes and secure training centres are provided in the tables. The data have been provided by the Youth Justice Board and relate to the contractual position as at 1 April in each year. Actual contracted places may vary through the year where a contractor fails to meet the requirements of the contract and places are declared unavailable until the issues have been addressed.

Places block-purchased by YJB in secure children’s homes
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Aldine House

6

4

5

5

5

5

5

5

Atkinson Unit

11

11

10

10

10

10

10

10

Aycliffe

30

35

30

30

30

30

30

30

Barton Moss

17

18

20

20

20

20

20

20

Briars Hey (Orchard House)

4

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

Brunei Unit

0

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

Clare Lodge

8

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

Clayfields House

9

9

12

12

12

12

12

12

Dales House

6

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dyson Hall (Gladstone Unit)

9

16

16

16

16

16

0

0

East Moor

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

34

Hillside

14

14

14

14

14

14

14

15

Lincolnshire

4

7

7

7

7

7

8

8

Kyloe House

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Leverton

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Orchard Lodge

16

18

18

18

18

18

16

16

Red Bank

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

28

Redsands

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

St. John’s Tiffield

8

8

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stamford House

20

20

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stoke House

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sutton Place

7

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

Swanwick Lodge

5

8

10

10

10

10

10

10

Thornbury House

7

7

0

0

0

0

0

0

Vinney Green

18

20

20

20

20

20

20

20


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