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|Number of known cancer related deaths in prison custody in England and Wales|
The number known to be cancer related are shown in this table and refer to primary cause of death but exclude cases where cancer played a secondary or tertiary role. In later years the numbers should be interpreted as provisional, as they may change following inquests or as new information emerges.
|Total number of deaths from natural causes in prison custody in England and Wales|
Every death in prison is a tragedy, and affects families, staff and other prisoners deeply. Ministers, the Ministry of Justice and NOMS are committed to learning from each death and to reducing the number of such incidents. Deaths in prisons are among the most scrutinised of all incidents and each case is subject to a police investigation and independent investigation by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman. Robust systems are in place for monitoring deaths and learning from them.
Claire Ward: The requested data are not available as the nationality of those sentenced is not recorded on the Court Proceedings database. Data on the number of Bulgarians and Romanian nationals currently in custody can be found in the Table 5 of the June 2009 'Population in Custody' bulletin published by the Ministry of Justice, following this link:
The following table taken from the Offender Management Caseload Statistics shows the total number of Bulgarian and Romanian receptions for 2006 to 2008. The figures for 2006 are considerably lower because both these countries joined the EU in January 2007.
|Receptions into prison establishments by nationality and sex, 2006-08|
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
Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to ensure that private sector prisons take action in response to criticisms contained in the reports on them by HM Inspector of Prisons. 
Maria Eagle: Contracted Sector Prisons are subject to the same procedures as public sector prisons for HM Inspector of Prisons. Within three months of the publication of a report on any prison, the National Offender Management Service is required to develop and submit an action plan to HM Chief Inspector of Prisons. This plan will respond to every recommendation made in the report. After a further nine months this action plan is updated. Ministers approve both action plans. The action plans enable progress to be monitored.
John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much HM Prison Service (a) spent on televisions in prisons in the last 12 months for which figures are available and (b) received from prisoners under contracts for television rental. 
Maria Eagle: Prisoners have access to televisions in-cell as part of local incentives and earned privileges schemes. Prisoners can rent televisions for £1 per week. The revenue generated from this charge is used for the purchase of new and replacement televisions and to fund the switchover of the prison estate from analogue to digital television.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of trainee probation officers expected to qualify in 2009 who will not find employment in the Probation Service. 
Maria Eagle: There are currently 44 graduating TPOs in the national clearing house arrangements who have yet to receive offers of employment. A further 59 graduates have left the National Probation Service to take up posts elsewhere, or elected not to join the clearing house arrangements. 27 trainees have received training contract extensions and will not therefore qualify in 2009.
Mr. Straw: The final cost of the fixed fee facilities management services for the Probation estate for 2008-09 and expected costs for 2009-10 are currently subject to commercial negotiations. Once the negotiations have concluded I will write to the hon. and learned Member setting out the costs.
Mr. Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were referred to multi-agency public protection panels in Hertfordshire Probation Area in each of the last five financial years. 
Maria Eagle: The following table shows the total number of multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) eligible offenders living in the community in Hertfordshire. The table also shows the number of eligible offenders who were managed at the higher MAPPA levels and who were considered by multi-agency public protection panels. Cases are referred to level 2 where the ongoing involvement of several agencies will be required to implement or monitor the risk management plan and to level 3 where more senior oversight is additionally required. The data are collated from those data prepared for Hertfordshire's MAPPA Annual Reports.
|(1 )Not collected.|