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Information between 30th April 2024 - 10th May 2024

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Division Votes
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
Fleur Anderson voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 155 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 211 Noes - 276
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
Fleur Anderson voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 155 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 212 Noes - 274
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
Fleur Anderson voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 150 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 195 Noes - 266
8 May 2024 - Finance (No. 2) Bill - View Vote Context
Fleur Anderson voted Aye - in line with the party majority and against the House
One of 150 Labour Aye votes vs 0 Labour No votes
Tally: Ayes - 198 Noes - 269


Speeches
Fleur Anderson speeches from: War in Gaza
Fleur Anderson contributed 1 speech (115 words)
Tuesday 7th May 2024 - Commons Chamber
Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
Fleur Anderson speeches from: World ME Day
Fleur Anderson contributed 1 speech (1,226 words)
Wednesday 1st May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care


Written Answers
Wandsworth Prison
Asked by: Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
Wednesday 1st May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average weekly time out of cell for prisoners in HMP Wandsworth has been for each week in 2024.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

Prison governors set a regime for each day specifying when prisoners will ordinarily be unlocked. There will be occasions, however, where certain prisoners will remain in their cell during these times. Reasons for this will include illness, the management of operational incidents, and other operational reasons such as staff needing to be deployed to other duties. There will also be occasions where prisoners will be out of cell at times when they are scheduled to be locked in, for example to attend medical appointments at hospital, a late arrival from court, or a transfer between prisons.

To accurately record the amount of time prisoners spend out of cell, His Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service would therefore be required to record information for each individual prisoner, taking into account their unique movements on a daily basis.

There is no central mandate which governs the amount of time that prisoners should spend out of their cells. Governors are instead afforded the flexibility to deliver balanced regimes that maintain an appropriate level of time out of cell on a range of activities, including association, which meet the needs of the establishment’s population.

Wandsworth Prison: Drugs
Asked by: Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
Wednesday 1st May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when and with whom he has had discussions on drugs use in HMP Wandsworth this year.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

HMP Wandsworth has benefitted from our £100 million investment in tough security measures, introducing x-ray body scanning for prisoners and enhanced gate security provisions for visitors and staff, which includes archway metal detectors, drugs dogs and x-ray baggage scanners. These measures are helping to tackle the supply of drugs and other contraband into prisons, and as of October 2023, our x-ray body scanners had recorded more than 46,900 positive indications across the prison estate since their introduction.

We are also expanding the number of Incentivised Substance-Free Living Units (ISFLs), where prisoners commit to remaining free of illicit drugs and alcohol, with regular drug testing and incentives. 80 prisons, including HMP Wandsworth, now have an ISFL. The ISFL at HMP Wandsworth is a 16-bed unit where residents have access to additional support, privileges and substance misuse interventions whilst undergoing voluntary drug testing twice a month.

HMP Wandsworth also works closely with their Substance Misuse Service Provider, “Change, Grow, Live” to deliver a comprehensive programme of recovery workshops, and is currently in the process of recruiting a new, dedicated Drug Strategy Lead to better co-ordinate efforts to keep drugs out of the prison.

As the responsible minister for prisons, I receive regular updates on their conditions and performance, including those at HMP Wandsworth, via a variety of means, including through formal face to face discussion such as the quarterly Ministerial Performance Review Board meetings.

Wandsworth Prison: Drugs
Asked by: Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
Wednesday 1st May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce drugs use by prisoners in HMP Wandsworth.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

HMP Wandsworth has benefitted from our £100 million investment in tough security measures, introducing x-ray body scanning for prisoners and enhanced gate security provisions for visitors and staff, which includes archway metal detectors, drugs dogs and x-ray baggage scanners. These measures are helping to tackle the supply of drugs and other contraband into prisons, and as of October 2023, our x-ray body scanners had recorded more than 46,900 positive indications across the prison estate since their introduction.

We are also expanding the number of Incentivised Substance-Free Living Units (ISFLs), where prisoners commit to remaining free of illicit drugs and alcohol, with regular drug testing and incentives. 80 prisons, including HMP Wandsworth, now have an ISFL. The ISFL at HMP Wandsworth is a 16-bed unit where residents have access to additional support, privileges and substance misuse interventions whilst undergoing voluntary drug testing twice a month.

HMP Wandsworth also works closely with their Substance Misuse Service Provider, “Change, Grow, Live” to deliver a comprehensive programme of recovery workshops, and is currently in the process of recruiting a new, dedicated Drug Strategy Lead to better co-ordinate efforts to keep drugs out of the prison.

As the responsible minister for prisons, I receive regular updates on their conditions and performance, including those at HMP Wandsworth, via a variety of means, including through formal face to face discussion such as the quarterly Ministerial Performance Review Board meetings.

Wandsworth Prison
Asked by: Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
Wednesday 1st May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to reduce over-crowding in HMP Wandsworth.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

In prisons where we have crowding in place, a rigorous cell certification process is undertaken that ensures the use of cells is subject to a formal assessment of safety and decency.

We continue to pursue the package of longer-term measures the Lord Chancellor announced on 16 October 2023 to reform the justice system and address the prison capacity challenges. The measures include: the extension of the Early Removal Scheme to deport Foreign National Offenders (FNOs), introducing a presumption to suspend sentences of 12 months or less, curtailing the licence period for IPP sentences and extending the use of Home Detention Curfew. On 11 March, the Lord Chancellor announced the next steps in our plan, to allow us to go further and faster in removing FNOs. This includes expediting prisoner transfers with our priority partners, such as Albania, and the creation of a new taskforce across the Home Office and Ministry of Justice to change the way we process FNO cases radically.

To meet pressing demand, we are building c.20,000 modern, rehabilitative prison places – the biggest prison build programme since the Victorian era. We have already delivered c.5,900 of these, including through our two new 1,700 places prisons, HMP Five Wells and HMP Fosse Way, and c.590 Rapid Deployment Cells across 11 sites. By the end of 2025, we are on track to have delivered around 10,000 places in total.

The Government will continue to monitor the evolving situation with demand for prison places carefully, so that we can make sure we have the right approaches in place to maintain the capacity required for a safe and effective criminal justice system.

Wandsworth Prison
Asked by: Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
Thursday 2nd May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when and with whom he has had discussions on conditions in HMP Wandsworth in the last six months.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

As the responsible minister for prisons, I receive regular updates on their conditions and performance, including those at HMP Wandsworth, via a variety of means, including through formal face to face discussion such as the quarterly Ministerial Performance Review Board meetings. Additionally, the Lord Chancellor and I met Keith Bristow on 16 November 2023 regarding Mr Bristow’s independent investigation into the alleged escape from HMP Wandsworth by Daniel Khalife. I most recently met with and discussed the conditions at HMP Wandsworth with the Governor of HMP Wandsworth on 18 March 2024, as part of one of my regular roundtable forums with prison governors.

Wandsworth Prison: Reoffenders
Asked by: Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
Friday 10th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners at HMP Wandsworth have been recalled to custody while on release on temporary licence.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

We are unable to answer the question about the number of prisoners at HMP Wandsworth that were recalled to custody while on release on temporary licence (ROTL). HMP Wandsworth is a category B, closed prison. There is no expectation that closed prisons deliver ROTL even though some of the population are eligible. Information on which prisoners were recalled to other prisons before moving to HMP Wandsworth is not held centrally. To obtain the data would involve a manual interrogation of prison records which would result in a disproportionate cost to the department.

ROTL from open prisons is preferred as open prisons are set up and have been resourced to deliver ROTL, with the right staff, processes, layout, and general population (i.e., everyone is eligible), and there is an expectation that they deliver ROTL.

Offenders released on temporary licence are subject to strict conditions and risk assessment. Any breaches can result in more time behind bars. By providing opportunities to work, learn and build family ties, temporary release from prison reduces the chances of reoffending. Evidence shows the vast majority abide by their temporary release conditions, with a compliance rate of over 99%.

Wandsworth Prison: Sentencing
Asked by: Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
Friday 10th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners at HMP Wandsworth who have been sentenced are awaiting prison category assessment.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

As of Monday 29 April 2024, 54 prisoners at HMP Wandsworth who had been sentenced were awaiting prison category assessment. This represents 3.6 per cent of the prison’s total population and 15.9 per cent of sentenced offenders at the prison.

Categorisation reviews ensure that, throughout their sentences, prisoners are assigned to the security category most appropriate for managing their risk. An initial security category assessment is conducted within 10 working days of sentencing, to facilitate transfer to an appropriate prison.

Wandsworth Prison: Sentencing
Asked by: Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
Friday 10th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners at HMP Wandsworth who have been convicted are awaiting sentencing.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

As of 31 March 2024, there were 139 prisoners at HMP Wandsworth who have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing. The proportion of HMP Wandsworth prisoners who have been convicted and are awaiting sentencing as of 31 March 2024 was 18.8% of the convicted population. These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large-scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Wandsworth Prison: Remand in Custody
Asked by: Fleur Anderson (Labour - Putney)
Friday 10th May 2024

Question to the Ministry of Justice:

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners at HMP Wandsworth are on remand awaiting trial; and what is the average length of time such prisoners have been on remand.

Answered by Edward Argar - Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)

As of 31 March 2024, there were 785 prisoners at HMP Wandsworth on remand awaiting trial, 51.1% of its total population. These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large-scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Information relating to the time spent on custodial remand is not centrally held by the Ministry of Justice. To obtain the data to answer this part of the question would involve a manual interrogation of court records which would result in a disproportionate cost to the department.




Fleur Anderson mentioned

Parliamentary Debates
World ME Day
29 speeches (8,961 words)
Wednesday 1st May 2024 - Westminster Hall
Department of Health and Social Care
Mentions:
1: Caroline Nokes (Con - Romsey and Southampton North) Member for Putney (Fleur Anderson), the well-established sex bias among sufferers of ME. - Link to Speech
2: John McDonnell (Lab - Hayes and Harlington) Friend the Member for Putney (Fleur Anderson). - Link to Speech
3: Carol Monaghan (SNP - Glasgow North West) Member for Putney (Fleur Anderson) and the right hon. - Link to Speech
4: Andrew Stephenson (Con - Pendle) Members for North Shropshire (Helen Morgan), for Putney (Fleur Anderson) and for Strangford (Jim Shannon - Link to Speech