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|The number of offenders cautioned for supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug and possession with intent to supply a controlled drug, by drug type, England and Wales, 2005 to 2007( 1,2,3)|
|(1) 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 warnings. These figures have been included in the totals.|
(2) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been cautioned for two or more offences at the same time the principal offence is the more serious offence.
(3) 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 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.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.
Mr. Wills: The National Archives provides guidance to Departments on electronic records management. The policies on e-mails are no different to those on paper records. It is the context of e-mails or paper documents that determines what should be kept, and what destroyed. The National Archives advises Departments to manage e-mails as part of an overall records management policy and to ensure they are held in a managed environment which can sustain access to the records for as long as they are required.
Maria Eagle: As of 8 May 2009 (the last date at which data are available) there were 871 young people aged 15-17 who were detained in young offender institutions (YOIs) more than 50 miles from their home area.
|Age||Prisoners held up to 50 miles from home area||Prisoners held over 50 miles from home area||Total|
All prisoners are asked for details of their home address on first reception to prison and on discharge from prison. About 60 per cent. of prisoners (both male and female) are shown to have given a recognised address. If no address is given, various proxies are used to determine distance from home, including next-of-kin address and committal court address. Figures have been scaled to match the overall 15 to 17-year-old population.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2010, Official Report, columns 546-47W, on prison accommodation,
of the cells not included in the certified normal accommodation of the prison estate, how many are (a) part of segregation units, (b) part of in-patient health care centres and (c) holding cells in prison receptions. 
Mr. Straw: As of 14 December 2009 and based on information from central records, about 2,712 places were not included in the certified normal accommodation (or uncrowded capacity) of the prison estate. Of those places, about 1,800 are part of segregation units; 400 are in health care in-patient centres; and 500 are in other locations, mainly holding cells.
|Total females given custodial sentences, 2005 to 2007|
|Immediate custody||Suspended sentence||Total custodial sentences|
Justice Statistics Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice
The Government take the issue of women's offending very seriously. On 14 December 2009 Maria Eagle made a statement to Parliament and published the Government's Strategy for Diverting Women Away from Custody. In the report we have committed to reduce the women's prison estate by 300 places by March 2011 with an additional 100 places by March 2012 and divert resources from custody to the community to sustain the multi-agency community services we have established through our grant funding project which we announced on 3 February 2009.
To take forward this grants project we have committed £15.6 million of new funding over two years, to invest in the provision of additional services in the community for women offenders, who are not a danger to the public, and women at risk of offending. Since then we have agreed in excess of £9 million of the funding to 31 third sector organisations to build capacity of women's community projects and other specialist provision for women in the community; a further £1 million has been used to continue the Together Women Projects in the north west and Yorkshire and Humberside.
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will direct the National Offender Management Service to undertake a review of the care of prisoners and those held on remand with epilepsy for the purposes of implementing standards for care provided by staff in (a) prisons and (b) young offender institutions. 
There will be no centrally commissioned review by the National Offender Management Service or the Department of the care of prisoners and those held on remand with epilepsy in prisons and young offender institutes.
Since 2006, primary care trusts (PCTs) have been responsible for commissioning health services for their offender health population. In commissioning these services, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines for epilepsy provides the benchmark for providers of these services.
All clinical staff are regulated and subject to the same standards of practice including those providing care in prisons. The standards of care expressed in the New General Medical Services Quality Outcomes Framework will be monitored, as they are in general practice, across the prison estate following the roll out of a general practitioner clinical information technology system.
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