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Ministerial Corrections
12 March 2019
Volume 656

Ministerial Corrections

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Justice

Joint HMI Prison and Probation Report

The following is an extract from a statement to the House on 24 January 2019.

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As right hon. and hon. Members will have seen in the media, the inspectors highlighted cases in which sex offenders were placed in hotel accommodation. The first thing I want to say is that this is something we will work very hard to avoid in future, and I will explain how we will do that shortly. This is a very small number of cases. Every year, over 10,000 people are released from prison under that form of supervision, and of those only 54—sometimes it is 55 or 56—will end up in some type of emergency accommodation. Of those individuals, only a very few—perhaps half a dozen—will end up in hotel accommodation.

[Official Report, 24 January 2019, Vol. 653, c. 370.]

Letter of correction from the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice:

Errors have been identified in the statement I made to the House.

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As right hon. and hon. Members will have seen in the media, the inspectors highlighted cases in which sex offenders were placed in hotel accommodation. The first thing I want to say is that this is something we will work very hard to avoid in future, and I will explain how we will do that shortly. This is a very small number of cases. So far in 2018-19, over 10,000 people have been released from prison under that form of supervision and 49 offenders have been placed temporarily in some type of emergency hotel or B&B accommodation. Of those individuals, around half were sex offenders.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Kurdistan Region in Iraq

The following is an extract from a debate in Westminster Hall on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq on 6 March 2019.

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As colleagues have noted, since 2014 the UK Government have committed over a quarter of a billion pounds-worth of humanitarian support to Iraq, including to the Kurdistan region. That money has provided vital food, shelter, medicines and clean water to millions of people. In addition, we have committed over £110 million to Iraq since 2015 to help to stabilise the liberated areas and to enable internally displaced persons to return to repaired homes, with rebuilt water supplies and restored electricity networks.

[Official Report, 6 March 2019, Vol. 655, c. 458WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Africa.

An error has been identified in my response to the debate.

The correct response should have been:

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As colleagues have noted, since 2014 the UK Government have committed over a quarter of a billion pounds-worth of humanitarian support to Iraq, including to the Kurdistan region. That money has provided vital food, shelter, medicines and clean water to millions of people. In addition, we have committed over £103 million to Iraq since 2015 to help to stabilise the liberated areas and to enable internally displaced persons to return to repaired homes, with rebuilt water supplies and restored electricity networks.