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Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what role the Probation Service has in monitoring ex-offenders placed in bail hostels managed by ClearSprings; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Hanson: 55 per cent. of those living at a ClearSprings address are defendants on bail and are not subject to Probation supervision, unless they were subject to a relevant prior sentence when bailed by the court. Prisoners serving custodial sentences of more than 12 months are subject to supervision by the National Probation Service (NPS). All those aged between 18 and 21 years that serve a custodial sentence are supervised by the NPS on release. They are required to meet their offender manager on release and have regular contact in accordance with the requirements of their licence supervision. For those released under Home Detention Curfew (HDC) supervision starts at the point of release on HDC and continues until the supervision licence expires. Compliance with the HDC curfew condition is monitored by the relevant electronic monitoring contractor.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which local authorities the Information Commissioner has found to have breached the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 since 2000. 
Since the commencement of the DPA in 2000, the ICO has assessed 290 local authorities for compliance with the data protection principles. The ICO aims to resolve complaints informally with data controllers in the first instance. The ICO issued an Enforcement Notice against Plymouth city council obliging it to comply with the principles of the DPA. The ICO also agreed one non-statutory undertaking against Leicester city council to ensure it fulfils its DPA obligations.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of changes in Government policy or practice necessitated by judgments made by the European Court of Human Rights since 1998. 
Mr. Wills: The implementation of a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights is the responsibility of the Department in charge of the policy area concerned, and measures implementing a judgment are often included in wider changes to policy or legislation. The specific cost, if any, of implementing individual judgments therefore cannot be separated out, which prevents such an estimate being made.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 359W, on British Overseas Territories: renewable energy, from what sources the remainder of the Isle of Man's electricity demands are generated. 
Mr. Wills: In the year 2007-08, the Isle of Man's electricity demand was met approximately as follows: 84 per cent. gas (using combined cycle gas turbines), 10 per cent. imports, 4 per cent. energy from waste, 1 per cent. hydro and 1 per cent. diesel.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report column 359W, on British Overseas Territories: renewable energy, what the annual cost of operating the hydro-generation facility in the Isle of Man is. 
Mr. Straw: Magistrates are not paid for carrying out their duties but may claim allowances within specified limits for travel, subsistence and financial loss. The structure of HMCS' financial systems does not enable the calculation of the daily amount paid in allowances.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of each (a) prison and (b) young offender institution's budget was spent on management staff salaries in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Hanson: National Offender Management Unit finance systems provide analysis between unified and clerical staff but do not allow specific analysis of management salaries without a disproportionate amount of manual analysis. Each prison would need to be contacted individually and asked to undertake a manual analysis of their payroll. It is estimated that this would be a day's work at each prison.
Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any prisoners transferred from a prison in Northern Ireland to a prison in England and Wales have since been released under the end of custody licence scheme. 
Between the start of the end of custody licence (ECL) scheme in June 2007 and the end of April 2009, there have been eight transfers of prisoners from a Northern Ireland prison to a prison in England and Wales. None of these eight has been released on ECL.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) on what date his Department's final decision to acquire the site of RAF Coltishall for conversion into a
prison was taken; and on what date construction work for conversion of the buildings commenced; 
(2) on what date his Department (a) decided to acquire, (b) acquired and (c) took unencumbered possession of RAF Coltishall; and on what date (i) construction on the site began and (ii) he expects the first prisoners to be received at HM Prison Coltishall. 
Mr. Straw: In response to Lord Carter's report, Securing the Future: Proposals for the Efficient and Sustainable Use of Custody in England and Wales in January 2008 Ministers agreed to the acquisition of the former RAF Coltishall site in Norfolk for conversion to a prison.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the (a) annualised capital and (b) annual revenue cost of each prisoner place at HM Prison Coltishall throughout its planned lifetime. 
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department will pay to (a) the Ministry of Defence and (b) other freehold and leasehold owners of the land on which HM Prison Coltishall will be sited in each financial year in which payments will be made. 
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) probation officers and (b) probation service officers were employed by North Yorkshire Probation Area on 31 March of each of the last five financial years. 
|Probation officers( 1, 2)||Probation service officers( 2)|
|(1) Probation officer figures include senior probation officers, senior practitioners and probation officers.|
(2) The fluctuating levels of staff are likely to be as a result of inconsistent classification of roles in the previous method of collecting information and these should be rectified within the HR Data Warehouse.
(3) The information provided has yet to be published and may therefore be subject to minor amendment upon publication.
1. Figures are shown as full-time equivalents.
2. Figures for the year 2008-09 are not yet available.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) probation staff and (b) trainee probation officers are expected to be made redundant in North Yorkshire Probation Area in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii) 2011-12. 
Mr. Hanson: Budget discussions will be taking place between the director of Offender Management and the North Yorkshire Area over the coming months and it is too early to pre-empt the outcome of these discussions. At this stage, no probation posts have been identified as being at risk and no formal notice of redundancy has been issued.
Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effect of planned job reductions in North Yorkshire Probation Area on the Probation Service's national standards and service delivery. 
Mr. Hanson: The chief officer of North Yorkshire Probation Board is working closely with Steve Wagstaffe the Yorkshire and Humberside director of Offender Management to avoid compulsory redundancies in North Yorkshire in 2009-10.
The chief officer has assured the director of Offender Management for Yorkshire and Humberside that the North Yorkshire Probation Board will maintain national standards and deliver the level of service specified in the service level agreement for 2009-10.
current financial performance and pressures;
detailed work by specifications benchmarking and costing programme to identify areas where efficiencies and savings can be achieved;
contrasting previous budget allocations with amalgamated indictable and summary convictions for the area. Adjustments have been made where data indicates significant (i.e. over 10 per cent.) relative over-provision compared to the norm; and
the need to avoid radical budget changes within any one area.
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