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Table 3: Juvenile proven re-offending data, by individual prison, based on first discharge from each prison, 2007 to June 2010
 20072008200912 months ending June 2010
 Proportion of offenders who re-offend (%)Number of offendersProportion of offenders who re-offend (%)Number of offendersProportion of offenders who re-offend (%)Number of offendersProportion of offenders who re-offend (%)Number of offenders

Ashfield

77.2

378

76.0

387

72.5

334

69.8

242

Brinsford

72.4

156

71.4

112

61.8

102

64.0

50

Castington

81.9

171

77.6

152

78.3

115

77.3

88

Cookham Wood

*

16

79.4

34

75.3

93

75.0

76

Downview

*

12

*

18

*

13

*

8

Eastwood Park

*

15

*

18

*

13

*

16

Feltham

71.7

46

*

25

58.5

53

67.7

65

Foston Hall

*

19

*

22

*

8

*

10

Hindley

78.7

164

73.7

213

72.6

252

75.1

273

Huntercombe

75.1

449

68.1

451

66.0

350

69.1

217

Lancaster Farms

77.3

282

81.1

264

90.0

30

*

1

New Hall

66.7

30

*

23

*

18

*

15

Parc

95.2

62

78.8

52

85.9

71

78.8

66

Stoke Heath

79.2

207

79.3

208

67.0

97

74.6

67

Thorn Cross

56.3

64

*

9

-

-

-

-

Warren Hill

78.8

222

74.8

246

69.6

181

68.2

151

Werrington

69.9

259

73.7

224

75.1

185

68.6

159

Wetherby

81.6

365

77.3

384

70.9

337

65.9

293

Woodhill

*

1

*

1

(1) The classification of prisons presented here follows that used in the ‘National Offender Management Service Annual Report: Management Information Addendum 2009/10' (2) For details on the prison estate, please see the ‘Offender Management Statistics Quarterly Bulletin' at: www.justice.gov.uk/publications/statistics-and-data/prisons-and-probation/oms-quarterly.htm Notes: Italics means less than 30 offenders - treat data with caution * Data based on less than 30 offenders are removed as they make data unreliable for interpretation

Reparation by Offenders

Mr Buckland: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the responses to question 19 of his Department's consultation on getting it right for victims and witnesses supported greater enforcement of national standards for restorative practice. [115674]

Mr Blunt: As made clear in the Government response to the consultation, the majority of respondents considered that the most important factors in safeguarding victims was quality training, risk assessment, following best practice (particularly Restorative Justice Council: Best Practice Guidance for Restorative Practice 2011) and ensuring that all parties consented and were adequately prepared.

Mr Buckland: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to ensure that national standards for restorative justice practice, including the Restorative Justice Council's Best Practice Guidance and Skills for Justice National Occupational Standards in Restorative Practice are adhered to. [115675]

Mr Blunt: The Government's consultation paper ‘Punishment and Reform: Effective Community Sentences’ included a chapter on reparation and restoration and considered core issues relating to restorative justice throughout the criminal justice process. It asked questions about what more we can do to strengthen and support the role of victims in restorative justice, the right approaches to building capacity and capability, and how we can embed a cultural change for restorative justice. The consultation closed on 22 June, and the Government will publish its response in due course after all of the responses have been considered.

We also plan to develop a cross-criminal justice system framework for restorative justice to provide advice and guidance to local practitioners on quality of standards, how restorative approaches can be effectively developed across the system and when they will be appropriate. We will draw upon existing evidence and practices that are already in place, including the Restorative Justice Council's Best Practice Guidance, with the aim of spreading best practice across the system.

Northern Ireland

Civil Proceedings

Ms Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Minister for Justice in the Northern Ireland Executive on use of closed materials procedures in civil judicial proceedings as proposed in the Justice and Security Green Paper. [115640]

Mr Paterson: I have had regular discussions with the Justice Minister on the proposals in the Green Paper and my officials have been working closely with their counterparts in the Department of Justice.

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Homicide

Ms Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Minister for Justice in the Northern Ireland Executive on holding an independent investigation into the murders at O'Toole's bar in Loughinisland on 18 June 1994 and the recent Police Service of Northern Ireland review of the original Royal Ulster Constabulary investigation; and if he will make a statement. [115641]

Mr Paterson: I have not discussed this issue with Justice Minister David Ford. I understand from the PSNI that the formal review of the Loughinisland murders began in May 2011 and is nearing completion.

Ulster Bank

Vernon Coaker: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Northern Ireland Executive on the consequences of the recent computer problems at Ulster Bank; and whether he plans to support individuals, families and businesses affected by those problems. [115610]

Mr Paterson: As I said to the hon. Member in the reply I gave him on 5 July 2012, Official Report, column 736W, Ulster Bank have confirmed that they will treat their customers properly and fairly and that they will be compensated fully for financial loss.

It is very important that they fully make good on their assurances. I deeply regret the fact that individuals, families and businesses have been directly affected by the recent problems. The provision of financial or other forms of practical support are matters that, under the devolution arrangements, would lie primarily within the responsibility of Northern Ireland Executive Ministers.

My right hon. Friend the Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office spoke again yesterday to the chairman of RBS on the progress the bank has made to resolve the outstanding issues, and we will maintain close contact with them. The Minister of State has also discussed the issue with the Northern Ireland Minister of Finance, while I have also raised it with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Welfare Reform

Ms Ritchie: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effects of the implementation of welfare reform in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. [115642]

Mr Paterson: I have regular discussions on these matters with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Northern Ireland Minister for Social Development. Welfare reform will provide greater fairness for taxpayers, end dependency on benefits and protect the vulnerable while ensuring that work always pays. It is, however, important that the

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Welfare Reform Bill that is to be introduced into the Assembly is tailored, where appropriate, to the circumstances of Northern Ireland.

Transport

Bus Services: North East

Bridget Phillipson: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the value was of the Fuel Duty Rebate and successor Bus Service Operators Grant paid to (a) Go North East, (b) Stagecoach North East and (c) Arriva North East in each claim year from 2000-01 to 2011-12. [114715]

Norman Baker: The Department does not hold this information covering the entire period requested. However, the following links provide information on payments made to individual operators (in alphabetical order) up to (i) 31 March 2010 and (ii) 31 March 2011.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110504135837/http:/www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/regional/buses/busgrants/bsog/661224

http://assets.dft.gov.uk/publications/bsog-grants-paid-to-20120331/bsog-grants-paid-2011.pdf

Treasury

Barclays

Richard Fuller: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will encourage the Financial Services Authority to revoke the stage one 30 per cent discount on the fine paid by Barclays for settling at an early stage. [115437]

Mr Hoban: This is a matter for the Financial Services Authority (FSA), whose day-to-day operations are independent from Government control and influence. This question has been passed on to the FSA, which will reply to the hon. Member directly by letter. A copy of the response will be placed in the Library of the House.

Building Societies

Cathy Jamieson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to publish the Green Paper on the future of building societies; and if he will make a statement. [115612]

Mr Hoban: “The Future of Building Societies” is being published today on the HMT website. Copies will be placed in the Libraries of the House.

Excise Duties: Gaming Machines

Andrew Bridgen: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from the electronic gaming machine industry on his proposals for machine games duty. [115708]

Miss Chloe Smith: Treasury Ministers and officials meet with, and receive representations from, a wide range of organisations and individuals in the public and

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private sectors as part of the usual policymaking process. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such representations.

High Speed 2 Railway Line

Andrea Leadsom: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional expenditure has been allocated to the High Speed Rail 2 project to enable HS2 to deliver the recommendations in the Major Project Authority's report on High Speed Rail 2; and if he will make a statement. [115465]

Danny Alexander: All major projects are reviewed at every stage of their development by the Major Projects Authority to ensure that they are delivered as efficiently as possible. No additional expenditure has been allocated to HS2 following the MPA review of November 2011. The review recommendations have either been met or are on track to be met by the time the Hybrid Bill is deposited.

Interest Rate Swap Transactions

Dan Jarvis: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to provide assistance for small businesses to manage their interest repayments on swap agreements. [115616]

Mr Hoban: Following their review into the sale of interest rate hedging products to small businesses, the Financial Services Authority have reached an agreement with the banks to provide appropriate redress where mis-selling has occurred. As part of this the banks have agreed to:

provide direct redress on the sale of structured collars to “non-sophisticated customers” which will be reviewed and agreed by an independent reviewer;

review sales of other interest rate hedging products (except for simple caps) to “non-sophisticated customers”, and, where it is appropriate, propose fair and reasonable redress on a case by case basis, which will be reviewed and agreed by an independent reviewer; and

consider a business's complaint regarding the more simple interest rate cap products in the same way as the other interest rate hedging products, if the business's complaint is made during the course of the bank's independent review.

The exact redress will vary from customer to customer, but could include a mixture of cancelling or replacing existing products, together with partial or full refunds of the costs of the products.

Public Expenditure

Ms Ritchie: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress he has made on the resolution of the issue of the capital budget for Northern Ireland for the next 10 years; and if he will make a statement. [115694]

Danny Alexander: Capital budgets for each year until 2014-15 were set at the 2010 spending review. Budgets for subsequent years will be set at future spending reviews.

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Taxation: Aviation

Zac Goldsmith: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of whether existing and proposed EU regulation on the allocation of slots at airports in EU member states would prevent member states from introducing a tax on slots for (a) arriving and (b) departing aircraft; [115299]

(2) what assessment he has made of whether the proposed new EU regulation on the allocation of slots at airports in EU member states would require the abolition or modification of air passenger duty. [115305]

Miss Chloe Smith: The existing and proposed EU regulations on the allocation of slots at airports in EU member states have no relation to Air Passenger Duty. No assessment has been made of whether the regulations would prevent member states from taxing slots. The Government will continue to monitor progress of the EU proposals on airport slots in the European Parliament and in light of this consider any wider implications.

Timber

Neil Parish: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the contribution of the (a) wood panel industry, (b) wood processing sector and (c) forestry sector to the economy; and if he will make a statement. [114604]

Mr Paice: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

The Forestry Commission publishes data on the economic contribution made by the forestry sector. The latest information is in Forestry Statistics 2011 which shows that in 2009 the Gross Value Added (GVA) in the wood panel industry was £0.17 billion. GVA in the wider primary wood processing sector (sawmilling, panels and pulp and paper) was £1.12 billion and in the same year GVA in the forestry sector was £0.38 billion.

Wales

Government

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent assessment she has made of the contribution of her Department to the achievement of the Government's overall objectives. [115775]

Mrs Gillan: The Wales Office has delivered all three commitments in the Coalition's Programme for Government which relate specifically to Wales:

Enabling a referendum on further Welsh devolution;

Establishing the Commission on Devolution in Wales; and

Taking forward the Housing Legislative Competence Order.

Further details on the contribution of my Department to the achievement of the Government's objectives will be set out in the Wales Office annual report 2011-12, which will be published shortly.

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Engagements

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if she will list her official engagements for (a) 2 and (b) 3 July 2012. [115773]

Mrs Gillan: I had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others, including meetings with officials in the Wales Office.

Olympic Games 2012

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Pontypridd (Owen Smith) of 3 July 2012, Official Report, column 531W on Olympic Games 2012, when her programme of attendance at the London 2012 Olympics will be finalised. [115996]

Mrs Gillan: Shortly.

Parliamentary Private Secretaries: Visits Abroad

Chris Bryant: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if she will list any occasions since May 2010 on which her parliamentary private secretary has travelled overseas with her or on her behalf. [115352]

Mrs Gillan: None.

Public Expenditure

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if she will commission an assessment of how the measures announced in Budget 2012 will impact on Wales. [115774]

Mrs Gillan: As part of our continuing commitment to increase transparency and enable the effective scrutiny of policy making, the Government has published assessments of the expected impacts of its Budget 2012 measures on individuals and households. It can be found online at:

http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/budget2012/ootlar.htm

Public Sector: Pay

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Wales of 20 June 2012, Welsh Grand Committee Debates, columns 12-13, on regional pay, what examples there are of the private sector in Wales being priced out of local labour markets in Wales due to public sector pay scales. [115725]

Mrs Gillan: The Institute for Fiscal Studies estimate a pay premium of on average 18% in Wales, the highest in the UK, for working in the public sector over comparable jobs in the private sector.

The Government has asked the independent Pay Review Bodies to consider how public sector pay can be made more responsive to local labour markets. The independent Pay Review Bodies are expected to report on their findings shortly.

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Work and Pensions

Atos Healthcare

Sheila Gilmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brighton Pavillion (Caroline Lucas) of 2 July 2012, Official Report, column 426W, on Atos, on how many occasions his officials have imposed financial remedies on Atos Healthcare due to a service level failure; and what the total cost of these financial remedies to Atos Healthcare has been. [115617]

Chris Grayling: The imposition of financial remedies due to a service level failure is a matter between the Department of Work and Pensions and its supplier Atos Healthcare.

Financial remedies may or may not be imposed depending on the reason for failure however this is Commercial in Confidence between the DWP and its supplier as is the total cost of the financial remedies levied.

Employment and Support Allowance

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of appeals against decisions that an applicant for employment and support allowance (ESA) should be placed in the work related activity group have been successful for people who have (a) made a new claim for ESA and (b) been reassessed from incapacity benefit. [115727]

Chris Grayling: Information on outcomes of appeals by incapacity benefits claimants reassessed for employment and support allowance (ESA) is not available.

Information on outcomes of appeals by new ESA claimants against a decision to be placed in the work related activity group is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics. We will consider whether to include the statistics requested in part of an upcoming statistics release in line with the code of practice for official statistics.

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of decisions to place a person in the employment and support allowance work-related activity group have been appealed against. [115728]

Chris Grayling: The information is not readily available and has not previously been published as official statistics. We will consider whether to include the statistics requested in part of an upcoming statistics release in line with the code of practice for official statistics.

Employment Schemes: Self-employed

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support is available on the Work programme for people who would like to enter self-employment; and if he will make a statement. [115726]

Chris Grayling: Work programme providers and their subcontractors have the flexibility to design an innovative and personalised approach to help each individual back

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to work. This may include supporting Work programme participant to set up their own business if it seems a viable option for them to move into self-employment.

Employment Schemes: Young People

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 26 April 2012, Official Report, column 1002W, on employment schemes: young people, whether the formal review of the Youth Contract's progress will include information on the number of wage subsidies used by each individual Work programme prime contractor. [115772]

Chris Grayling: The Department for Work and Pensions is committed to reviewing the success of the wage incentive scheme as soon we have data. We are currently agreeing the exact details of what will be published.

Housing Benefit: Wales

Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2012, Official Report, column 708W, on housing benefit, if he will list the meetings his Department has had with local authorities in North Wales on the potential effect of housing benefit changes on the movement of housing benefit claimants to seaside towns. [115799]

Steve Webb: Departmental officials have regular discussions about the current reforms to the welfare system, including housing support, with their counterparts working in local authorities, including those in North Wales.

The impact of the local housing allowance reforms vary across the country, around a third of properties in each broad rental market area are affordable within the local housing allowance rates, thus avoiding the need for any large-scale migration to coastal towns. The Department worked with local authorities to ensure that people were given advance notice of the changes and the nine months transitional protection allows them time to do this. We have commissioned independent research to evaluate the effects of the local housing allowance changes which will include information on the numbers of people moving.

Housing Benefit: Warrington

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged under 25 were in receipt of housing benefit in Warrington North constituency in each of the last five years; and how many of those people were (a) in employment, (b) unemployed and (c) parents or carers. [115777]

Steve Webb: Information on how many people aged under 25 years are in receipt of housing benefit by constituency is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Medical Certificates

Louise Mensch: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has investigated instances of copyright infringement resulting from the trade in GP sickness certificates. [113971]

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Chris Grayling: The Department for Work and Pensions has not investigated any instances of copyright infringement related to the Statement of Fitness for Work. The Department investigates cases where it is suspected that a fraudulent Statement of Fitness for Work has been used to make a claim to benefits.

Medical Certificates: Internet

Louise Mensch: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to prevent the online trading of GP sickness certificates. [113677]

Chris Grayling: The Department for Work and Pensions investigates cases where it is suspected that a fraudulent Statement of Fitness for Work, commonly known as fit note, has been used to make a claim to benefits.

The Department for Work and Pensions is currently working with suppliers of IT services to GP's to introduce an electronic version of the fit note. This fit note will be printed by the GP and will include measures such as a bar code, which can be scanned to confirm that it aligns with the data contained on the printed fit note, and a unique identifier number.

Universal Credit

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to make use of data from credit rating agencies in delivering universal credit; and if he will make a statement. [115729]

Chris Grayling: In December 2011 the Department signed a contract with credit reference agency Experian. This contract is helping the Department identify cases of fraud which are difficult to detect through other routes. The outcomes achieved will be evaluated with the intention of including CRA data within our fraud prevention and detection services for benefits including universal credit.

Universal Credit: North West

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether it remains his policy that live benefit claims will be treated as universal credit claims for 1,500 claimants per month in the North West from April 2013 as part of the pathfinder project. [115644]

Steve Webb: The universal credit pathfinder will have a gradual increase in its case load from April 2013 until the wider rollout of universal credit in October 2013. During the pathfinder period it is expected that up to 9,000 claims will flow though the pathfinder environment.

Work Capability Assessment: Scotland

Sheila Gilmore: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West (Tom Greatrex) of 2 July 2012, Official Report, column 436W, on work capability assessment, how many mystery shopper visits were undertaken at each Atos Medical Assessment Centre in Scotland. [115618]

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Chris Grayling: There has been one mystery shopper visit conducted at each of the 29 Assessment Centres in Scotland during the contract year September 2010 to August 2011.

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In the current contract year a mystery shopper visit has been conducted at 15 of the Scottish Assessment Centres. Visits will be conducted at the remaining sites before the end of August 2012.