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Probation case management system will replace a variety of probation systems with a centralised version based on a redevelopment of the Delius system;
A data sharing system will be developed and implemented, enabling staff in both organisations to share core information required to support offender management;
The existing offender assessment system used by probation will be replaced by an improved, centralised system.
Claire Ward: Government-funded criminal injuries compensation is administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). In 2008-09, CICA's employment costs were £12,075,000 and administration costs were £9,353,000.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much criminal injury compensation was paid by (a) the Government and (b) convicted criminals in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Claire Ward: In 2008-09, £265.9 million was paid under the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. This figure includes interim awards: i.e. awards paid to applicants pending final settlement of their applications.
Angela Browning: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what security requirements are made by his Department in respect of (a) people employed to provide audio transcription services to his Department from home, (b) the premises in which work to provide such services is carried out and (c) arrangements for the transfer of data between such premises and his Department. 
Bridget Prentice: The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has a contract for the provision of transcription services in relation to court hearings. Security controls comply with the Government's Security Policy Framework, which includes standards for information security.
The Crown Court Reporting Contract covers the transcription service for the criminal courts. Transcriptions for these courts are carried out within the court buildings where the data are stored or within the contractor's premises and never at employees' homes.
The Tape Transcription Panel Contract covers the transcription service for the civil and family courts. Many of the contractors on this panel are small-medium enterprises and transcription work may be carried out at their employees' homes.
Contractors engaged on transcription work are subject to personnel checks including identity, right to work, criminal record and employment history. Some will additionally be subject to a national security check depending on where they work.
Suppliers are required to store all data in their possession, relating to the tape transcription contract, in a safe and secure environment. Prior to the award of the current contract, all prospective suppliers' establishments were visited and their equipment and storage facilities inspected for compliance.
Allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing not involving the nominated officers would be made through staff grievance procedures. Additionally, the National Offender Management Service also has a reporting wrongdoing hotline where staff may raise concerns, anonymously if they wish. The procedures do not centrally record victimisation resulting from whistleblowing as a separate category. In order to provide the information requested, we would need to contact each of our establishments and HR offices, ask them to interrogate their local records and then submit this information to headquarters. This would incur disproportionate cost.
Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which (a) individuals other than ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the week commencing 9 November 2009. 
Mr. Straw: I met with the hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) and constituent during the week commencing 9 November 2009 to discuss libel tourism. I also met the Attorney Generals of the USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Mr. Jenkin: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for those wishing to apply for jobs in his Department who do not have access to the internet. 
Apart from the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) business areas, the Ministry does not undertake online recruitment. Since May 2009, NOMS has eliminated the use of paper applications and all recruitment has been online. For individuals who do not have access to the internet at home the
NOMS contact centre encourages applicants to use the range of internet points available at internet cafes, job centres and public libraries.
The recruitment product used by NOMS complies with the Royal National Institute for Blind People conformity standard of AA (a measure of website accessibility). This means that the website has passed the test and is compliant with industry wide guidelines, allowing us to demonstrate for example, that disabled users have verified that the website provides an effective level of service to all users.
Mr. Wills: The recycling figures for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) are not separated out and an individual figure for the mass of paper recycled is not available. This answer gives the total recycling figure for the Ministry of Justice for 2007-08.
The MoJ was created in May 2007. Government have a target to increase recycling to 40 per cent. of total waste by 2010. Cutting waste arising at source means we have less material to recycle and MoJ engages with suppliers to reduce or remove packaging. The figures for reducing waste arising for 2007-08 can be found on the Sustainable Development Commission (SDC) website:
Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will asses whether additional (a) time and (b) cost would be incurred by police forces in (i) England and (ii) Wales in the event of the introduction of a graduated driver licensing system. 
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many information notices the Information Commissioner has issued to each Department in each year since 2005 in circumstances in which he considers there has been undue delay by that Department in providing the information requested. [Official Report, 12 January 2010, Vol. 503, c. 5MC.] 
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