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Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Lord McNally: ...and courts to give individuals a second chance”. These are bold and encouraging words. They match similar statements made in recent months by both the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Justice. Last week, I attended the launch of the report, and recommendations, by Dame Sally Coates, which reviewed education in prisons and has been referred to on a number of occasions...

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 Jan 2016)

Lord McNally: ...noble friend Lord Dholakia—I was going to say “old mentor”, but he gets sensitive about the term “old”—who, over 20 years or so, has been a constant prod to me on reforming the criminal justice system. As is on the register, I am the chairman of the Youth Justice Board, but I am not speaking today in that capacity. Another thanks must go to the noble...

Public Advocate Bill [HL]: Second Reading (29 Jan 2016)

Lord McNally: My Lords, as I rise to speak I suspect that going through the mind of the noble Lord, Lord Faulks, is a conversation we had when he took over from me as Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, when I said, “Don’t worry—I’m not going to be one of these ex-Ministers who haunts you when you’re doing the job”. I am in fact speaking twice today but that is...

Prison Reform — Motion to Take Note (21 Jan 2016)

Lord McNally: ...other audiences to convince. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, for this timely debate, to which he has attracted some very well-informed contributors. I declare that I am the current chairman of the Youth Justice Board. It is always a delight for me to follow my noble friend Lord Dholakia, who has been my mentor on these issues over many years. I think that we are all grateful chiefly...

Strathclyde Review — Motion to Take Note (13 Jan 2016)

Lord McNally: ...Bills backed by secondary legislation, as well as the increasing tendency of the clerks in the other place to affix financial privilege to an amendment. I remember the surprise and relief in the Ministry of Justice when some mainly legal amendments to one of our Bills suddenly had financial privilege attached to them in the other place. We all breathed a sigh of relief that they did not...

Mesothelioma (Amendment) Bill [HL]: Second Reading (20 Nov 2015)

Lord McNally: ...noble Lord, Lord Alton, when he adopts and champions a cause. If the Minister has a reply that offers sympathetic words but no action, I recommend a rapid rewrite. I mentioned Nancy Tait and her long fight for justice for victims of asbestos, but, as the noble Lord, Lord Wills, has just reminded us, the truth is that neither big business nor successive Governments have a good record in...

Prisons: Young People — Motion to Take Note (29 Oct 2015)

Lord McNally: My Lords, it is always a great pleasure to follow the noble and right reverend Lord, Lord Eames, as he gives us a glimpse of optimism and of redemption. All of us who work in the criminal justice system can think of personal examples of individuals whose lives have been changed by the intervention of others, which is one reason why I am a great supporter of mentoring. Like others, I thank the...

Prisons: Secure Colleges — Question (18 Jun 2015)

Lord McNally: ...do? Is he also aware that, as indicated by the Question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, there is increasing and welcome co-operation among Whitehall departments —health, education and justice—to make sure that young people who receive education while in custody continue to get education, training or job opportunities once they go through the gate?

Queen’s Speech — Debate (3rd Day) (Continued) (1 Jun 2015)

Lord McNally: My Lords, in intervening in this debate, I must set the context in which I do so. Since March 2014, I have been chairman of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. The YJB is an arm’s-length body within the Ministry of Justice, responsible for the care of young people aged under 18 who are serving sentences in custody or in the community. We also work actively in programmes aimed...

Deregulation Bill: Report (3rd Day) (11 Feb 2015)

Lord McNally: ...the EHRC, some justified. Since then the organisation has been refocused, restructured, given a new board and a new leadership in the person of the noble Baroness, Lady O’Neill, who I am pleased to see in her place. During my time as a Minister at the Ministry of Justice I became involved with the EHRC on two fronts: first, in attempting to regain A-list status at the UN, which we...

Prisoners: Work — Question (8 Dec 2014)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I declare an interest as chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. Does the Minister not agree that the most effective work in prison is that which leads to employment outside? Would he like to take this opportunity to commend those employers who have participated in Through the Gate training towards getting a prisoner a job after imprisonment as a means of...

Children and the Police — Question (24 Nov 2014)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I declare my interest as chairman of the Youth Justice Board. Following up the point made by my noble friend Lady Walmsley about looked-after children, both the Youth Justice Board and the police warmly welcomed the recommendations in this report, but it seems that the blockage is at the Home Office, with an overcommitment to statistics. Could the Minister use his influence with the...

Liaison — Motion to Agree (27 Mar 2014)

Lord McNally: ...detail, but the general feeling of the Committee was that the terms of reference would need to be considered carefully. The subject is a large and important one, and Members felt that it was unlikely that justice could be done to such a complex issue in the parliamentary time available before the 2015 election”. However, the report to the House refers in no way to that discussion. I...

Offender Rehabilitation Bill [HL] — Commons Amendments (11 Mar 2014)

Lord McNally: My Lords, first I declare an interest as chairman designate of the Youth Justice Board. I am breaking a promise that I made to myself not to intervene in MoJ legislation after leaving the Front Bench. However, I do so here because of unfinished business. When I spoke last, I warned the House that the amendment of the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, was defective, and so it proved to be. I also...

The Future of the Civil Service — Motion to Take Note (16 Jan 2014)

Lord McNally: My Lords, I echo the tribute paid by the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, to the noble Lord, Lord Hennessy. In 2010 I returned to Whitehall as the Minister of State for Justice after a gap of some 31 years, having served as a special adviser to the late Lord Callaghan in the Foreign Office and Number 10 from 1974 to 1979. I am often asked what my impressions were of working again with our Civil...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (17 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: The Ministry of Justice is committed to improving the quality and access to apprenticeships. The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) currently employs one externally recruited apprentice. For data protection reasons, NOMS is not able to give any age information of this member of staff. From 1 April 2013 to 1 November 2013, a total of 370 existing NOMS staff enrolled onto an...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Government Departments: Management Information Reports (17 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: Monthly management information is produced by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The Executive Committee (ExCo), which comprises all Directors General; the Chief Executives of NOMS, HMCTS and LAA; and is chaired by the Permanent Secretary, reviews the MoJ Performance Dashboard monthly. This contains performance information on MoJ overall and each of the Department’s agencies in relation to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Apprenticeships (16 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: The Ministry of Justice is committed to improving the quality of and access to apprenticeships. FIMCTS currently employs six apprentices as part of the Civil Service Fast Track apprenticeship scheme. All six started in September 2013 and are between the ages of 18-21. In total the MoJ took on 11 Fast Track Apprentices in September 2013; all between the ages of 18-21. The scheme aims to...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: EU: Justice and Home Affairs Council (12 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: The Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was held on 5 and 6 December in Brussels. My Right Honourable Friend the Secretary of State for Justice (Chris Grayling MP) and my Right Honourable Friend the Home Secretary (Theresa May MP) attended on behalf of the United Kingdom. David Ford MLA, Justice Minister for the Northern Ireland Assembly also attended. The following items were discussed....

Criminal Defence Service (Very High Cost Cases) (Funding) Order 2013 — Motion to Annul (11 Dec 2013)

Lord McNally: ...of occasions, been promoted above my abilities in terms of legal qualifications. I have been referred to this evening as “learned” and I was recently introduced, at a conference, as “Lord Justice McNally”. My more mundane task this evening is to set out the Government’s position on the Criminal Legal Aid (Remuneration) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 and the...


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