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This growth reflects increased use of immediate custody in the first half of the decade and in recent years growing numbers of suspended sentence orders (introduced in April 2005 for those aged 18 or over) which have more than compensated for the decline in the number of immediate custodial sentences.
Mr. Straw: The second stage consultation on the voting rights of convicted prisoners closed on 29 September. We are carefully analysing the responses to the consultation. A detailed analysis of the replies to the second stage consultation-including a breakdown of respondents-will be available upon publication of the Government's response.
Details on which prisons provide parking places for disabled and other visitors is not recorded centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate costs as this would involve approaching each prison across England and Wales.
Mr. Maude: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department issues guidance to other Government Departments on the circumstances in which privacy impact assessments are (a) required and (b) encouraged. 
Mr. Wills: The report of the Cabinet Secretary's Review of Data Handling Procedures, published in June 2008, mandated that all Government Departments carry out privacy impact assessments (PIAs) when introducing new policies or processes involving the use of personal data. Each Department is responsible for implementing an appropriate process to undertake these assessments, taking into account the nature of their business and existing procedures.
The Ministry of Justice has not issued any guidance to Departments, but the Information Commissioner's Office has published helpful guidance on PIAs which we would expect Government Departments to consult. Earlier this month, Government published the Protecting Government Information report, which noted that 270 PIAs are now complete or under way across Government Departments.
Mr. Wills: Under the Regulations on the Re-use of Public Sector Information (S.I. 2005 No. 1515) public bodies can make a request for the reuse of public sector information under the same conditions as any other reuser.
Claire Ward: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, my hon. Friend the Member for Tynemouth (Mr. Campbell) on 19 January 2010, Official Report, column 268W.
Claire Ward: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor visited the Red Hook Community Justice Centre in February 2008. Recent discussions were held with the US Attorney-General in October 2009.
The North Liverpool Community Justice Centre was directly modelled on the Red Hook approach and opened in September 2005. The lessons learned from North Liverpool form the basis of the Government's policy on Community Justice Teams which are being introduced in 30 local authority areas across England and Wales.
Maria Eagle: Restorative justice is already available for use in a wide variety of circumstances in the youth justice system, both out-of-court and in community sentences. National Standards for Youth Justice Services state that the providers of youth justice services must maximise victim involvement through a restorative justice strategy. In addition the Youth Restorative Disposal is currently being piloted and independently evaluated and a decision will be made on the future of the scheme once the evaluation is completed.
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what average fine was imposed for each type of (a) summary non-motoring offence, (b) summary motoring offence and (c) indictable offence in 2008. 
|Average fine amounts imposed at all courts by type of offence, England and Wales, 2007|
|All offenders( 1)||Average amount (£)|
|(1) Includes 'other' offenders, i.e. companies, public bodies, etc. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services-Ministry of Justice.|
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1321W, on the Standards Board for England: finance, what the budget is of the Adjudication Panel for England in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11. 
Bridget Prentice: The direct budget for the Adjudication Panel for England(1) for 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010 is £306,275. This excludes all overhead costs-such as Estates, IT, Finance, Policy. These are budgeted for separately within the overall Tribunals Service management structure.
(1) From 18 January 2010 the Adjudication Panel for England has moved into the General Regulatory Chamber and become the First-tier Tribunal (Local Government Standards in England).
Mr. Straw: The Government's response to the Election Day: Weekend Voting consultation will be published shortly. The responses to the consultation reveal that there is a wide range of views on whether weekend voting would have a positive impact on turnout.
|Total sentences handed down to young offenders (10 to 17) for each type of offence, 2007|
|10 to 17||18 to 20|
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.
Justice Statistics Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice
These data are presented on the principal offence basis: where an offender has been sentenced for more than one offence the principal offence is the one for which the heaviest sentence was imposed; where the same sentence has been imposed for two or more offences the principal offence is the one for which the statutory maximum is most severe.
Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many juveniles sentenced to a custodial sentence in the last year for which information is available had served more than three previous custodial sentences. 
Mr. Straw: In 2007, the latest year for which figures are available, there were 529 occasions when juvenile offenders were given immediate custodial sentences for indictable or triable-either-way offences in England and Wales having received more than three previous custodial sentences.
This figure has been drawn from the police's administrative IT system, the police national computer, which, as with any large scale recording system, is subject to possible errors with data entry and processing. The figure is provisional and subject to change as more information is recorded by the police.
Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the policy of the Youth Justice Board is on access by former employees to (a) laptops, (b) emails, (c) electronic files and (d) information systems operated by the Board. 
"employees and all other personnel leaving the YJB are required before their last working day, to:
Return all YJB equipment on loan to them to their line manager
Return hard storage material such as CDs, DVDs and USB memory sticks to their line manager
Return paper files, document passwords and office passes to their line manager
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