This week the Government climbed down over its proposals to hold the DNA profiles of innocent people on its database for between six and 12 years.
Thanks to staff at the House of Commons Library, and the diligence of many parliamentarians, it has proved possible to investigate how well the prison’s Integrated Drug Treatment System is wo
How smart have prisons in England and Wales been in using the information gained from mandatory drug testing? And which prisons have done better than others?
Recent parliamentary answers to astute questions from Andrew Pelling MP have provided a means of assessing the progress of the Prison Service’s Integrated Drug Treatment System (IDTS).
The Government’s drug testing programme in prisons is distorted by perverse incentives, and fails to make the best use of the data collected.
The Home Office claims that violence against women and girls costs £40.1 billion a year. That’s a very big claim.
For years the Home Office and the former Lord Chancellor’s Department have misled the media about rape statistics – and allowed the media to misinform the public.
Damian Green MP has won his appeal to have his DNA profile removed from the national database. His was "an exceptional case", apparently.
Whichever way you cut it, the Government can’t win over knife crime statistics.